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Why I'm Running

Have You Met Mariah?

Candidate for Rutherford 
County Commission District 17


I’m an educator, businesswoman, and mom. For most of my life, I've worked two jobs to make ends meet, so I understand the challenges facing working families—healthcare, childcare, long commutes, and tight budgets.

As I travel around Rutherford County, I see people like me. People who work hard to put food on the table, who want to take care of their families when they are sick, and who want to raise their children to have a better life than their own.

I come from a long line of strong women, who work hard every day to take care of their families and impact their communities. They taught me to put family first, live a life of integrity, and never let anyone else dictate your potential.

As a mom, I encourage those same values in my own five children. As a teacher, I instill those values into my students, encouraging them to understand who they are, to set goals, and to strive for the future. As a business leader, I look toward the future of this county with confidence.

Finally, as an active community member, if I see a need that needs to be filled, I take that as a call to action to help other people see their dreams become reality.

Year after year, we watch politicians campaign on promises to make life better. But they continue to work for special interests. They forget about what makes our communities strong – the employees working long hours, the consumers who have to choose between eating healthy or eating cheaply, the families struggling to get home and get dinner on the table before football practice.

In order to change the way Government works, we need to change the type of people we are electing.

I need your support to represent Rutherford County, to ensure our government is once again For the People, Of the People, and By the People.

Mariah Phillips

Candidate for County Commission, District 17

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9th Annual Rutherford Athena Awards Set for April Daily News Journal (March 9, 2022)


Mariah Phillips and Matt Ferry Announce Plan to Raise Wages for Civil Servants

Murfreesboro Voice (October 29, 2020)

YDSA Holds "No More No Knocks" Rally in Support of Future Tennessee Bill

MTSU Sidelines (October 23, 2020)

"Who Does 'Right to Work' Really Serve? with Mariah Phillips" - Guest Appearance on What About Us? Podcast

What About Us? Podcast (October 2, 2020)

Guest Appearance on the Edwin Lee Raymer Show​

WGNS Radio (August 30, 2020)

"S04E10: Mariah Phillips for TN State House" - Guest Appearance on Fermenting Opinions Podcast

Fermenting Opinions Podcast (August 19, 2020)

"Flip That Seat with Mariah Phillips" - Guest Appearance on Tennessee Holler Podcast

The Tennessee Holler Podcast (August 19, 2020)

"I Was Like 'Wow, I Did That'" - Guest Appearance on VoteHers Podcast

VoteHers Podcast (August 14, 2020)

Op-Ed: Tennessee needs state leadership that steps up

Murfreesboro Voice (August 6, 2020)

Casada Bails On Return To Leadership
Nashville Post  (January 24, 2020)

Murfreesboro's High-Density Housing May Be Limited As Sewer System Capacity Becomes Concern

Daily News Journal  (October 20, 2019)

Petition Calls To Preserve Green Space, Fights New Murfreesboro Development
WSMV (January 2, 2019)

Phillips Seeks To End Vitriol

Cleveland Daily Banner (October 19, 2018)

Democrat Mariah Phillips says Congress needs more bipartisan leaders

Daily News Journal  (September 10, 2018)​

Democrats Crowd Midterm Field, Banking on Turnout Surge

Wall Street Journal  (April 6, 2018)

Tennessee Congressional Candidate Mariah Phillips Hosts Poster-Making Party For March For Our Lives Nashville Supporters

MTSU Sidelines  (March 2018)

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