Knoxville City Election 2017: What you need to know.

Knoxville politico and former Donald Trump delegate Ken Gross filed paperwork to run for the soon to be open 2nd Congressional seat Wednesday becoming the fourth Republican to announce plans to run for the seat in 2018.

In a phone interview Thursday afternoon, Gross said he wants to use the president’s slogan but tweaked: Make Congress Great Again.

“Because there’s too many divisions in the Republican (party),” he said. “We need to pull together and need to put statesmen back into politics and not get career politicians.”

He said he thinks his association with Trump is a positive thing in the district.

“I think the president is doing an outstanding job … we just need the Congress to start moving forward and be willing to move…