Faith. Family. Tennessee

LEAD America with Tennessee Values

Tres Wittum: Fresh Leadership for Tennessee

Nashville, TN — Tres Wittum, a dynamic 37-year-old statesman, announces his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, committed to ushering in a new era of leadership that aligns with Tennessee's values and today's digital age demands

Why is Tres Running? "The incumbent senior senator and current leadership in Washington has failed to address the real issues affecting Tennesseans," says Wittum. "With a national debt exceeding $34.5 trillion, unsecured borders, and compromised election integrity, it's clear that the old ways aren't working. My campaign is focused on revitalizing our approach to these critical challenges, ensuring that Tennessee leads with integrity and innovative thinking."

Tres on the National Debt: Since my opponent began her Washington tenure in 2003, the national debt has soared from $6.8 trillion to $34.86 trillion. This unchecked spending highlights a failure to control the budget or any real influence in congress to stop run away spending. The Congressional Budget Office now projects that by 2031, our national debt could reach $42.5 trillion. As a representative of the next generation, I am committed to implementing real, effective solutions to curb this runaway spending and address our nation's fiscal challenges responsibly. It's time to bring fiscal discipline back to Washington and ensure a stable economic future.

Tres on Immigration and Law Enforcement: "Illegal immigration strains our resources and impacts every aspect of American life, from law enforcement to healthcare and education. It's time for policies that secure our borders and prioritize the needs of hard-working Tennesseans. I'll Work towards comprehensive border security measures and immigration reforms that protect our national security and economic stability. This includes leveraging technology to create a digitally secured economy that prevents illegal access to financial systems.

Through comprehensive border security measures and updated immigration policies, we will have strengthened our national security and economic stability. By creating a digitally secured economy, we will make it difficult for illegal immigrants to access financial systems, ensuring that only legal residents benefit from our economic resources. This approach will protect our borders, economy, and national identity.

What has the incumbent done on this since 2003?"

Tres on Election Integrity. On the issue of election integrity, my opponent has shown that her promises can be unreliable. For example, she initially refused to certify the 2020 election due to alleged irregularities but, in the middle of the night on January 7th, she went back on her word and certified it without any new information suggesting otherwise, causing chaos for our country. I believe we must uphold consistent and transparent standards in our electoral processes, including the establishment of a bipartisan commission to review election results when disputes arise, and only legal American citizens vote. Tennessee deserves reliable leadership that stands firm on such critical issues. January 6 & 7th 2021, Not acceptable.

Tres on Life and Women's Rights: "I staunchly support LIFE, and believe deeply in policies that reflect our respect for it. In my opinion, Tennessee has it right on LIFE. However, discussions about women's reproductive rights should be led by women who understand these issues firsthand. It's time we listen and let them lead the conversation."

Experience and Commitment: With over a decade of policy experience working for Tennessee Senate leadership, Wittum has a proven track record of fighting for freedom -- from protecting free speech on college campuses to combating antisemitism. "I've tackled these issues head-on, and I'm ready to take Tennessee Values to Washington and win the culture war," Wittum asserts.

Vision for the Future: Wittum is dedicated to slashing federal spending, enforcing fair tax policies while working to phase out the Federal Income Tax, and restoring the balance of power between the federal government and the states by advocating for the repeal of the 17th Amendment and introducing term limits.

"This campaign is more than just an election; it's about framing America for a prosperous future in the digital age. Join me in making a meaningful change. Let’s ensure that Tennessean's individual liberties are protected and Tennessee's voice is heard loud and clear in the Senate. It is my belief that To MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN we must LEAD America with Tennessee Values."

STOP ILLEGAL Immigration.

.. and update the system, with a clear path to citizenship! No line jumping. No amnesty.

Immigration and Law Enforcement: "Illegal immigration strains our resources and impacts every aspect of American life, from law enforcement to healthcare. It's time for policies that secure our borders and prioritize the needs of hard-working Tennesseans.

What has the incuMBent Senator Marsha Blackburn done to strengthen the border and stop illegal immigration during her Washington D.C. tenure since 2003?"

My comprehensive immigration policy ensures robust enforcement of immigration laws, supports the agricultural sector’s labor needs, protects the rights and livelihoods of both employers and workers, and addresses illegal immigration comprehensively and humanely. By balancing security with fairness and addressing the root causes of immigration, we can build an immigration system that works for everyone and ensures the safety and prosperity of our nation.

Strengthening Border Security

Building a Secure Border Wall:

  • Complete the construction of a physical barrier in critical areas to deter illegal crossings and protect our borders.

Enhanced Surveillance:

  • Utilize advanced technology, including drones, sensors, and cameras, to monitor and secure our borders more effectively.

Increased Border Patrol Funding: Provide additional resources and support for Border Patrol agents to ensure they have the necessary tools and manpower.

Border Security: I will advocate for comprehensive border security measures, including building the wall and implementing a digitally secured economy. This strategy will make it difficult for illegal immigrants to thrive by cutting off their access to financial systems, thereby protecting our physical and fiscal borders. We must safeguard our borders, our economy, and our national integrity, ensuring a secure America.

Enforcing Immigration Laws

Mandatory E-Verify:

  • Implement a nationwide E-Verify system to ensure employers hire only legal workers, protecting American jobs and discouraging illegal immigration.

Deportation of Criminal Aliens:

  • Prioritize the removal of illegal immigrants who have committed crimes, ensuring the safety and security of our communities.

No Sanctuary Cities:

  • Oppose sanctuary city policies that undermine federal immigration laws and provide safe havens for illegal immigrants.

Reforming Legal Immigration

Merit-Based Immigration System:

  • Shift to a merit-based immigration system that prioritizes skills, education, and economic contributions, attracting the best and brightest from around the world.

  • Simplifying the Visa Process:

    • Reduce bureaucratic red tape and simplify the visa application process to make it more efficient and user-friendly.

ELECTION INTEGRITY.. we cant allow our elections to be compromised!

I WILL NOT certify a compromised election, like we were told about 2020. Such a shame!

In our rapidly advancing technological age, ensuring the integrity of our elections is paramount. Here's my vision for how we can achieve this:

1. Implement Blockchain Technology: In our evolving digital economy, blockchain technology can provide a secure and transparent way to track ballots. Each vote would be timestamped and immutable, ensuring that we can follow the entire journey of a ballot from the moment it's cast until it's counted. This transparency will rebuild trust in the electoral process and showcase our commitment to innovation.

2. Transparent Ballot Tracking: Voters should know exactly where their ballot is at any point in the process. Just as we track packages, voters should be able to track their ballots. If you want to check on your ballot two months after the election, you should be able to call up your information and see if it was counted and where it is now. This system will address the disenfranchisement many feel when they don't know if their vote was counted.

3. Voter ID Laws: Implementing strict voter ID laws is crucial. Proof of citizenship should be a requirement if you want to vote in a U.S. election. This ensures that only eligible citizens are participating in our democratic process, which is fundamental to maintaining election integrity.

4. Clean Voter Rolls: We must have up-to-date and accurate voter rolls. States should regularly audit and clean their voter rolls to remove deceased individuals and those who have moved out of the jurisdiction. This ensures that only eligible voters can cast ballots.

5. Secure Voting Systems: Invest in secure voting systems that are resistant to hacking and fraud. This includes both the hardware used in polling places and the software that counts votes. Regular security audits and updates are necessary to protect our elections from cyber threats.

6. Transparent and Auditable Elections: Ensure that all elections are fully transparent and auditable. This means having paper trails for electronic voting systems and conducting regular audits to verify results. Transparency is key to maintaining public trust in the electoral process.

Our democracy relies on the trust and participation of its citizens. By implementing these policies, we can restore confidence in our elections and ensure that every legal vote is counted and every illegal vote is denied. Embracing these digital innovations reflects our commitment to a secure and progressive future.

Ensuring fair and transparent elections is crucial. The manipulation of ballot access by party officials undermines the democratic process. All candidates who meet basic qualifications should have the right to run for office without facing arbitrary barriers set by party insiders.

Join me in this fight for a more secure and transparent electoral process.

LIFE

Choose LIFE

Deuteronomy 30:19

"I staunchly support LIFE, and believe deeply in policies that reflect our respect for it. Killing innocent babies should not be a birth control option. Through "consent," the male and female should be held responsible for the LIFE they have created, together. In my opinion, Tennessee has it right on LIFE.

I believe discussions about women's reproductive rights should be led by women who understand these issues firsthand. It's time men listen and let them lead the conversation, as they are the ones who conceive and give birth."

Individuals should choose.

I support medical freedom and stand for the protection of individual liberties, now more than EVER!

Individuals should have "final say" in the matter of their health.

As Tennesseans the toughest issues should always be dealt with at HOME, in Nashville, not by Washington D.C. dictators from afar.

What considerations should guide governments when determining whether to control either health choices for either public or private, when it comes to YOUR PERSONAL health?

I support the 2nd Amendment.

This amendment gives us the right to own and use guns. I believe this right is very important.

I'm a proud gun permit holder in Tennessee. I took a class to certify publicly that, I know how to handle guns safely. This is important because guns are powerful tools, and it's our responsibility to use them wisely.

Gun safety means being smart and respectful with firearms. Whether you're carrying a gun for protection or hunting, you need to understand how to handle it safely. This protects you and others around you.

I believe in the Second Amendment because it helps keep us safe and free. But with this freedom comes the responsibility to use guns safely and respectfully.

Let's work together to protect our rights and practice gun safety.

Washington is broken?

A: Repeal the 17th Amendment & add term limits!

We must restore the balance of power in congress. We must repeal the 17th Amendment of the United States Constitution and restore the power of the intended republic.

Implementing Term Limits

The issue of term limits goes hand in hand with the need to repeal the 17th Amendment. Career politicians have turned Washington into a place of stagnation and corruption. The average age of a senator is now 65, while the average American is about 47years old / and Tennessean about 38 years old. This disconnect is glaring and detrimental to the representation of younger generations.

Career politicians benefit from incumbency bias, which creates an uneven playing field. In 2022, all 28 incumbent U.S. senators seeking reelection won their races, and House members retained their seats in 94% of races. The financial advantage enjoyed by incumbents is enormous. Senate incumbents raised an average of $29.7 million in 2022, compared to $2.1 million for challengers. In the House, incumbents raised an average of $2.8 million, while challengers raised just $308,000.

This financial disparity is driven by contributions from PACs and large donors who prefer to back safe bets. This perpetuates a cycle where incumbents continue to raise more money, making it nearly impossible for newcomers to compete. It's no wonder that Congress has become an aging institution with little turnover.

Implementing term limits would address this issue by ensuring a regular influx of fresh faces and ideas into Congress. It would prevent politicians from becoming too entrenched and disconnected from the needs of their constituents. By limiting the number of terms a senator or representative can serve, we would encourage more people from diverse backgrounds to run for office, fostering a more dynamic and representative government.

By repealing the 17th Amendment and implementing term limits, we can restore the balance of power in our government, reduce the influence of big money in politics, and ensure that our representatives are truly accountable to the people they serve. It's time for a change in Washington, and I am ready to lead that change for a better future. Ill bring the legislation that ends this elite class that is solo responsible for Americas destruction by their personal ambitions and political greed.

Education

Tres Wittum’s Approach to Education Reform

I am dedicated to ensuring that every child in Tennessee has access to a high-quality education. I believe that empowering local schools and teachers is key to achieving this goal.

Local Control

Tres advocates for greater local control over education decisions. He believes that communities understand their students' unique needs best and should have the authority to tailor their education systems accordingly. By reducing federal overreach, Tres aims to give more power to local school boards and educators to create programs that work for their specific populations.

Teacher Support

Recognizing the critical role teachers play in shaping the future, Tres supports increasing funding for teacher salaries and professional development. By investing in educators, Tres aims to attract and retain high-quality teachers who are passionate about their work. He understands that well-supported teachers are essential for providing the best education to students.

Tres also recognizes that funding intended for teachers often gets lost in broader school budgets, ending up in administrative salaries rather than reaching the classroom. He is committed to ensuring that this funding directly benefits the teachers in front of the class, not just the administrators. Teachers frequently spend their personal resources to support their students, sometimes addressing personal needs due to a lack of home-based support. Tres believes that by demanding the most qualified teachers, we should also find ways to incentivize them to stay and innovate our classrooms.

School Choice

Tres is a strong proponent of school choice initiatives. He believes that parents should have the freedom to choose the best educational options for their children, whether that be public, charter, or private schools. By supporting school choice, Tres aims to create a competitive education environment that encourages all schools to improve and innovate, ultimately benefiting students.

Parental Involvement

Tres understands the importance of parental involvement in education. He supports policies that encourage and facilitate active participation by parents in their children's schooling. This includes creating more opportunities for parents to engage with teachers and school administrators, ensuring their voices are heard in decision-making processes.

Preparing Students for the Workforce

Workforce Training:

  • Tennessee’s economic growth depends on a strong workforce that knows what industries need and has the right skills. Tres will support continued efforts to pass laws to support work-based learning programs, providing protections and grants to employers who participate.

Personalized Learning

Tres believes in the potential of personalized learning to meet the diverse needs of students. He supports the integration of technology in the classroom to provide customized learning experiences that cater to individual student strengths and weaknesses. By promoting personalized learning, Tres aims to help every student reach their full potential.

Strengthening Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Support for CTE Programs:

  • We need to make our K-12 Career and Technical Education programs stronger and more widely used to match industry needs. This means making sure students learn skills that will help them in their future jobs.

Work-Based Learning (WBL)

Supporting Employers:

  • We should pass laws that limit employer liability and offer tax credits for taking part in student work-based learning programs. These partnerships are vital for Tennessee’s economic success and help students get ready for technical careers.

Career Awareness for Students

Career Path Programs:

  • It’s important for students to know about different career paths and opportunities available in today’s workforce. We should fund programs in schools to help students learn about and prepare for these careers early on.

Helping Adult Learners

Tennessee Reconnect:

  • The Tennessee Reconnect program offers tuition for adults to get certifications or degrees. We should work to increase awareness and use of this program to help more adults continue their education and meet our Drive to 55 goals.

Developing Employability Skills

Work Ethic Distinction:

  • We should encourage schools to use the Work Ethic Distinction program, which helps students develop important skills needed for jobs and life success.

Local Partnerships for Education and Industry

LEAP Program:

  • The LEAP program is great for building local partnerships between education and industry. We should continue investing in LEAP to provide opportunities for advanced placement, dual enrollment, and industry certifications.

Thoughts on Public Schools

Tres Wittum is a product of public schools and deeply appreciates the diverse social interactions and foundational education they provide. While he acknowledges that public schools are not perfect and have room for improvement, he emphasizes the value of life experiences and practical learning. Tres advocates for reforms that address the challenges faced by public schools, such as overcrowding and underfunding, to ensure they can offer a high-quality education to all students. He believes that with proper support and resources, public schools can continue to play a vital role in educating the next generation.

Tres Wittum’s approach to education reform is centered on empowering local communities, supporting teachers, and providing parents with choices. He believes that these measures will create a more effective and responsive education system that meets the needs of all students. Tres is committed to working towards an education system that prepares Tennessee’s children for a successful future, ensuring that they have the tools and opportunities to thrive.

Empowering Choice and Supporting Homeschooling

Education is the cornerstone of a thriving society, and every family in Tennessee deserves the right to choose the best educational path for their children. As your Senator, I will advocate for robust school choice policies that empower parents to select from public, private, or homeschooling options based on their child’s unique needs.

I am committed to ensuring that homeschooling families receive equitable support, similar to public and private schools. This includes access to funding and resources that help maintain a high standard of education. All educational choices, including homeschooling, will be held to consistent academic standards, ensuring that students meet grade-level competencies.

Furthermore, I will work to ensure that homeschooling parents have the support they need to provide a high-quality education, including access to educational materials, technology, and extracurricular activities that are vital for a well-rounded education.

My policy aims to create a flexible, inclusive educational environment that respects parental choice and prepares all Tennessee students for successful futures, irrespective of the educational path they follow.

I stand with Israel

Tres Wittum’s Stance on U.S.-Israel Relations and Anti-Semitism

I am deeply committed to maintaining and strengthening U.S.-Israel relations. My involvement with Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and personal experiences in Israel have profoundly shaped my dedication to this cause.

Personal Connection to Israel

Tres’s call to public service was inspired during his time in Israel. While visiting historic sites and understanding the complexities of freedom and democracy, he felt a profound sense of duty to protect and uphold these values. Tres is an active member of Christians United for Israel (CUFI) and firmly believes in the Biblical mandate of Genesis 12:3, which states, "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." This scripture holds significant personal meaning for Tres, driving his commitment to support Israel and stand against anti-Semitism.

Strengthening U.S.-Israel Relations

Tres supports continued military and economic aid to Israel, recognizing its crucial role as a key ally in the Middle East. He advocates for collaborative efforts with Israel on defense, technology, and economic initiatives to benefit both nations. Tres believes in robust diplomatic efforts to support Israel on the international stage, ensuring its security and prosperity.

Combating Anti-Semitism

Tres has a zero-tolerance policy towards anti-Semitism and supports strong legislation that condemns and penalizes such acts. He believes in educating the public about the dangers of anti-Semitism and promoting tolerance and understanding through community programs and public education. Tres is committed to addressing anti-Semitism both domestically and internationally, with comprehensive measures to protect Jewish communities.

International Cooperation

Tres will work to ensure that the U.S. leads international efforts to combat anti-Semitism and promote religious freedom worldwide. He believes in strengthening alliances with other nations to support Israel and counter anti-Semitic rhetoric and actions. Tres will promote international cooperation to address threats to Israel’s security and support its right to defend itself.

Addressing Misconceptions and Building Alliances

Tres holds firm in his Christian faith while recognizing and respecting the theological differences between Christians and Jews. He advocates for collaboration between Jewish and Christian communities on the common goal of supporting Israel, setting aside differences on other social issues. Tres believes in building strong alliances based on mutual respect and shared objectives, fostering unity in support of Israel.

Supporting Israel’s Sovereignty

Tres respects Israel’s right to make its own decisions regarding peace and security, including the one-state or two-state solution. He believes that decisions about Israel’s future should be made by its democratic government, without external interference. Tres supports Israel’s sovereignty and its right to self-determination, recognizing the importance of its democratic process.

Tres Wittum’s dedication to standing with Israel is a core part of his political and personal identity. He is committed to strengthening U.S.-Israel relations, combating anti-Semitism, and supporting Israel’s sovereignty. Tres calls on all supporters to join him in this mission, ensuring a strong and enduring alliance between the U.S. and Israel.

Tres Wittum’s Plan to Support Veterans and Military Families

Tres Wittum comes from a proud lineage of American veterans dating back to the American Revolution. As a "Son of the American Revolution" (SAR: national number is 12345678), he deeply honors and respects America's defenders and past warriors. Tres is dedicated to ensuring that veterans and military families receive the support and recognition they deserve.

Improving VA Services

Tres is committed to ensuring that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides timely and high-quality healthcare and support services to veterans. He understands the challenges that veterans face in accessing the care they need and is determined to address these issues by:

  • Streamlining Processes: Simplifying and expediting the processes for veterans to receive healthcare and benefits.

  • Increasing Funding: Advocating for increased funding to improve VA facilities and services, ensuring veterans receive the best possible care.

  • Enhancing Mental Health Services: Expanding mental health services and support for veterans, recognizing the importance of addressing PTSD and other mental health issues.

Job Training and Employment

  • Tres believes in providing robust support for veterans transitioning to civilian life. He plans to promote job training programs and

    employment opportunities by:

  • Creating Partnerships: Collaborating with businesses and educational institutions to create job training programs tailored for veterans.

  • Incentivizing Employers: Offering tax incentives to employers who hire veterans, encouraging more businesses to recognize and utilize the skills that veterans bring to the workforce.

  • Support for Entrepreneurship: Providing resources and support for veterans who want to start their own businesses, fostering a spirit of entrepreneurship among veterans.

Family Support

  • Tres understands that supporting military families is essential to honoring veterans' service. He is committed to providing comprehensive support services for military families, including:

  • Healthcare Access: Ensuring that military families have access to high-quality healthcare services, both during and after their time in service.

  • Educational Opportunities: Supporting educational programs and scholarships for military children and spouses, helping them achieve their academic goals.

  • Housing Assistance: Providing housing assistance to military families, ensuring they have stable and affordable living conditions.

Honoring and Respecting America's Defenders

Tres Wittum’s commitment to veterans and military families is deeply personal. As a "Son of the American Revolution," he honors the legacy of those who have fought for America’s freedom. His dedication is evident in his comprehensive plan to support veterans and their families, ensuring they receive the care, opportunities, and respect they deserve.

Tres Wittum is dedicated to making a tangible difference in the lives of veterans and military families. By improving VA services, promoting job training and employment, and providing comprehensive family support, Tres aims to honor the sacrifices of America’s defenders and ensure they have the resources and opportunities to thrive in civilian life. Join Tres in his mission to create a better future for those who have given so much for our country.

Tres Wittum is a principled leader with a clear vision for Tennessee and the United States. He understands the challenges that people face and is committed to finding solutions that benefit everyone. Tres believes in a government that works for the people, not the other way around. His campaign is built on Tennessee values such as fiscal responsibility, digital innovation, and support for law enforcement, all while ensuring that the rights and freedoms of individuals are protected.

Key Platform Points

1. Economic Policies: Tres is dedicated to promoting economic growth and stability. He believes in balancing the budget, reducing national debt, and implementing a fair tax system that supports both businesses and individuals.

2. Digital Economy: Tres understands the importance of technology in today's world. He aims to protect digital rights, regulate big tech companies, and promote innovation to ensure a thriving digital economy.

3. Healthcare: Tres plans to make healthcare more accessible and affordable for all Tennesseans. He supports expanding access to rural areas, lowering costs through transparency and competition, and embracing telehealth services.

4. Border Security and Immigration: Tres believes in strong border security and implementing policies that prevent illegal immigration, ensuring that our national security and economic stability are protected.

5. Law Enforcement and Community Safety: Tres is committed to supporting law enforcement while promoting police reform and community policing initiatives to build trust and cooperation between officers and the communities they serve.

6. Election Integrity: Tres aims to strengthen voter ID laws, secure mail-in ballots, and improve voter rolls to ensure fair and transparent elections.

7. Term Limits and Political Reform: Tres advocates for term limits in Congress, repealing the 17th Amendment, and comprehensive campaign finance reform to reduce the influence of big money in politics.

"I’m running for the U.S. Senate because it’s time for a fresh approach. Over the past 20 years, our country has faced many challenges, and with the average age of the Senate being around 65, it's evident that a new, youthful generation of leadership is needed. This ruling generation of legislators has chosen debt, mandates, and compromised freedoms. From the Patriot Act to the national debt, corporate bailouts, shutdowns, vaccine mandates, inflation at all-time highs, and soaring gas prices, Congress has mortgaged our future and burdened Americans. They’ve prioritized bailouts and golden parachutes for some, leaving many of us behind. Senator Marsha Blackburn has been part of this system since 2003. Known for her political rhetoric and talking a big game, her legislative record suggests that she has accomplished very little in passing meaningful and impactful legislation. This embodies the very issues that have led to widespread disapproval.

It’s clear we need new leadership to navigate these challenges. I am experienced and will bring forth national-shaping legislation that will set America up for success during these profound changing times.

As a 37-year-old, I relate to the average Tennessean, whose median age is 38. I’m committed to finding practical solutions that work for everyone, not just the elite. I’ve seen firsthand how career politicians can lose touch with the real issues affecting everyday people. I understand and share the feelings of those who struggle and feel ignored and marginalized. Our country is in a time of distress, burdened by debt, and discontented with the current political leadership and the political landscape.

My campaign is built on the values of honesty, integrity, and service. I believe in standing up for what’s right, even when it’s difficult. Like a seasoned coach guiding a team through tough times, I’m here to lead us back to a winning path. Together, we can create a government that truly serves the people. Join me in this journey to bring about real change for Tennessee and our nation. Let’s work together to build a future where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and succeed."

Contact Tres

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Tres@treswittum.com

+1 615-541-5132

TresforTennessee@gmail.com