THOMPSON’S STATION, Tenn., Feb. 4 (UPI) —
Conservative activist and former “Saturday Night Live” star Victoria Jackson says she is is running for political office in Tennessee to “save America.”
Jackson, 54, who moved to Thompson’s Station, Tenn., last year, is petitioning as an independent to become a candidate for Williamson County commissioner, the (Nashville) Tennessean reported Tuesday.
“This is my first time running for office. I want to be an example to other moms, and regular folk to get involved in their local government. It’s the only way we will save America,” Jackson said in a message on her website Monday.
“I have just become an ’empty nester’ so I have time in between acting jobs to get involved,” said the mother of two daughters. “I was recently at the TN Capital supporting House Bill 1129, which would require schools to teach the Constitution, the Declaration, our founding documents, and Americans whose achievements have helped the world. Yes, it’s shocking that our schools are not teaching this anymore. … I support fiscal responsibility, personal responsibility, and the Constitution. I’m for less taxes, less regulation, less government. I support small business.”
The Tennessean said if Jackson meets the candidate-qualifying requirements by the Feb. 20 deadline, her name would appear on the Aug. 7 county general-election ballot.