Rep. Joe Towns (D-Memphis is running for the 9th congressional seat. But why? His petition had some discrepancies, but they've been cleared up. Apparently he didn't campaign too hard for the seat last time he ran, and he is unopposed for his state House seat.
The GLBT community around the state mostly knows Rep. Towns as the chair of House K-12 that has handed two defeats to Rep. Stacey Campfield's bill banning any instruction in sexuality other than heterosexuality in grades K-8 in our state's public schools.