Press Release from Bill Haslam for Governor; July 27, 2010:
Campaign Volunteers to Knock on Doors Across State Marking the Final Countdown to Aug. 5
KNOXVILLE – Knoxville Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam knocked on thousands of doors in nearly 150 communities across the state during the first 19 months of his campaign, and he’s now asking his strong group of campaign volunteers across the state to join him in knocking on doors in the days leading up to August 5.
This Saturday, July 31, Haslam campaign staff and volunteers will take to the streets and backcountry roads to knock on doors and ask their neighbors to vote for Bill Haslam. Those interested in volunteering should contact their nearest Bill Haslam for Governor Office or call the Campaign Headquarters at (615) 254-4799.
The statewide door knock is indicative of the size, organization and dedication of the campaign Haslam has built over the past year and a half. No other campaign can match the intensity, passion and determination Haslam sparks in those willing to dedicate their time to his campaign.
Haslam has knocked on doors in the pouring rain, freezing cold and sweltering heat in 147 communities, allowing him and his wife Crissy to speak face-to-face with thousands of voters about why his leadership, experience and temperament make him the best candidate for governor of Tennessee.
“Listening and talking to Tennesseans on their front porches is the surest way to hear what issues are important to local communities,” Haslam said. “It is a terrific way to learn about the state’s challenges and opportunities.”
Haslam has spent time gathering input from voters about his ideas to make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for jobs, and the result is Jobs4TN – the most thorough jobs plan of any candidate in the race.
“I’m extremely proud of the work we’ve put in during the last 19 months,” Haslam said. “We’ve been to all 95 counties, driven more than 80,000 miles and knocked on thousands of doors across the state. Crissy and I are grateful for the strength of support from our campaign volunteers along the way and during these final days leading up to the primary.”
Mayor Haslam is the two-term Republican Mayor of Knoxville, reelected in 2007 with 87 percent of the vote. A hardworking, conservative public servant, Haslam led Knoxville to become one of the top ten metropolitan areas for business and expansion, while reducing the city’s debt, tripling the rainy day fund, reducing the number of city employees to the lowest amount in 15 years and bringing property taxes to the lowest rate in 50 years. An executive leader with a proven record of success, he helped grow his family’s small business from 800 employees into one of Tennessee’s largest companies with 14,000 employees. For more information on Bill Haslam, please visit www.BillHaslam.com.