Jessica Fore

Jessica Fore

Jessica Fore, former candidate for US Congress, District 10

Jessica Fore ran in the Democratic primary for the US House of Representatives, District 10 in 2022.

Fore’s website

Election Results

2022 Democratic Primary

Tabitha Johnson-Green 42.0%
Jessica Fore – 19.3%
Phyllis Hatcher — 18.9%
Femi Oduwole — 11.8%
Paul Walton — 8.1%

2022 Democratic Primary Runoff

Tabitha Johnson-Green 64.4%
Jessica Fore – 35.6%

Signature Issues

Preserving Democracy and Voting Rights – Fore’s primary issue was the preservation of our fragile democracy and fighting back against Republican attempts to overturn elections and restrict the right to vote. She supports same day voter registration, expanded early voting and making election day a national holiday.

Living Wages and Top Marginal Tax Reform – Fore had some creative ideas for raising the minimum wage and the top marginal tax rate. She wants to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, but would allow a lower minimum wage for 16 and 17 year-olds who wish to enter the workforce and gain valuable experience. Likewise, she would vote to raise the top marginal tax rate significantly, but would allow a lower rate for businesses who create living wage jobs in the US instead of building factories overseas.

Experience

Fore is a realtor, working musician and Christian worship leader in Athens. She is also an advocate for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. She had never run for public office before.

Interviews

APN interviewed Fore about her run for Congress in January.