TYLER, TX (KLTV)-
A long-time East Texas politician will be facing opposition from the democratic party.
On Tuesday, an East Texas businesswoman announced she will run as a democrat against Louie Gohmert.
Doctor Shirley McKellar made her announcement Tuesday morning in downtown Tyler.
McKellar served in the military for 11 years and feels her experience in the military, business, and medical fields can help her in Washington.
I've employed hundreds of people here in East Texas over the last 35 years, running my own business, as well as educating young minds. I owned an early education school here for 20 years. So all of those things, as I said, that we're dealing with right now in this country, I have worked in it in my career," McKellar expressed.
McKellar is running against republican Louie Gohmert. Both candidates are the only ones running in their respective parties.
Election day is November 6.