Gabby is a former researcher at St. Jude’s hospital, where she was also a cancer patient when she was 7 years old. In fact, Gabby has survived cancer three times, and a tragic car accident that took the life of her father and sister, and left her mother paralyzed. Gabby and her family were taken to Haywood Park Community Hospital in Brownsville following the crash. That hospital closed in 2014, one of 10 hospitals in Tennessee that have closed in the past decade. Gabby says that is a big part of what pushed her to run for office, knowing that entire communities would be left without a lifeline.
“Gabby is a truly inspirational person. She has overcome so much in her life and now she is taking on the challenge of public service. We have no doubt Gabby will make it a priority to improve our healthcare, strengthen our schools, and invest in our communities when she is elected,” said SEIU State Council member and school nutrition supervisor Donna Watson.
The general election is on Tuesday, November 6 and the last day to register to vote in this cycle is October 9. For information on voter registration and polling locations, contact your local county election commission or visit the Tennessee Secretary of State website.