- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 4, 2014

THOMPSON STATION, Tenn. (AP) - Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Victoria Jackson has filed to run as an independent candidate for a seat on the Williamson County Commission.

Jackson, who calls herself a tea party conservative, moved to Thompson Station last year. She told The Tennessean (https://tnne.ws/1n8zPjr) that she filed as an independent because she’s “very disappointed with the Republican Party.”

“I think the key to saving America is normal everyday citizens getting involved because we the people are supposed to be in control, not the government,” Jackson said. “I had a political awakening in 2007. I’m tired of complaining. I want to do something.”

As long as Jackson meets the candidate qualifying requirements by the deadline of Feb. 20, her name will appear on the election ballot on Aug. 7.

She would run against the Republican nominee, who will be chosen on May 6.

The newspaper reports Jackson has made appearances at multiple political events in Middle Tennessee since making her home there.

“I think I will fit in quite easily with (the current county commission),” Jackson said. “I went to the dentist recently and there was a Bible in the lobby of the dentist office. … I love this town. My two favorite things are here - Jesus and show business.”

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Information from: The Tennessean, https://www.tennessean.com


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