JOHNSON CITY, TN – Today, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey welcomed the new endorsements of several key State Senators and State Representatives. A group of the lawmakers toured the brand new hospital location at Franklin Woods and at the conclusion of the tour, the group held a media availability at which they formally announced their support for Ron Ramsey for Governor.
Lt. Governor Ramsey gave the following statement in response:
“I am so fortunate to continue to enjoy endorsements from tea party leaders and coalitions all over the state and now another wave of my legislative colleagues have come forward in support of my candidacy.
“These Senators and Representatives are first and foremost my friends, but they are also my co-workers. Together, they represent a combined 60 years of experience in the state legislature! Without their help and leadership in the legislature, we would not have been able to accomplish as much as we have with our Republican majority there. True patriots, all – these community leaders from Northeast Tennessee understand that we will face an uphill climb on our state budget next year and we need a Governor who is experienced and ready to lead on day one. I am that Governor.
“I am so pleased that they consider me to be the best person for the job, and when I am Governor I will continue to rely on their valued ideas and their cherished friendship and support,” stated Ramsey.
ENDORSING RAMSEY FOR GOVERNOR:
- Sen. Steve Southerland, Chair of Senate Environment, Conservation & Tourism Committee. Representing: Hamblen, Greene, Unicoi and Cocke Counties
- Sen. Rusty Crowe, Chair of General Welfare, Health and Human Resources Committee, Representing: Washington and Carter Counties
- Sen. Mike Faulk, Chair of Senate Calendar Committee, Representing: Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Union Counties
- House Majority Leader Jason Mumpower, Representing: Sullivan/Johnson Counties
- State Rep. Jon Lundberg, Vice Chair, House Judiciary Committee, Representing: Sullivan County
- State Rep. Tony Shipley, Vice Chair, House Public Safety Subcommittee, Representing: Sullivan County
- State Rep. Matthew Hill, Secretary, House Calendar and Rules Committee, Representing: Washington County
- State Rep. Dale Ford, Vice Chair of the House Agriculture Committee, Representing: Washington and Hawkins Counties