Congressional Candidate Hoyos Enters 2020 with Strong Momentum

Clean water advocate Renee Hoyos plans to take case directly to voters

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Community leader and clean water advocate Renee Hoyos announced today her fundraising total heading into the election year in 2020.

From over 1,000 donors, Hoyos has raised $187,000. 50% of these donors are new to the campaign and did not donate in 2018. Over 90% are in the state of Tennessee, and 95% gave less than $200.

In her previous bid for Congress, it took until sixty days out from election day for the campaign to raise $187k. This year, with 10 months until the election in November, Hoyos looks to build on her early momentum and take her case directly to voters across the district.

“I’m especially proud of our fundraising because we did it without accepting a single dollar from corporations or corporate PACs,” Hoyos said. “That way, whether we agree or we disagree on legislation that Congress is considering, you’ll know that my vote wasn’t bought by anyone.”

Hoyos has maintained her pledge to refuse donations from corporations and corporate PACs. Her opponent, Congressman Tim Burchett, meanwhile has solicited donations from lobbyists for the health insurance industry, private prisons, the tobacco industry, and more.

For more information about Renee’s bid for Congress, please visit

Renee Hoyos is the Democratic candidate for Tennessee’s Second Congressional District in Congress in 2020. 

For 14 years, Hoyos served as the executive director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network where she successfully sued corporate polluters, took on powerful special interests, advocated for major changes to government policy, and installed lead-free drinking water fountains at schools across Tennessee.

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