Knoxville Republican Stacey Campfield lists cutting government spending and pursuing education reform as two of his top priorities when the Tennessee General Assembly convenes in January.
Campfield won his bid to replace departing Republican Sen. Tim Burchett, who was elected to Knox County Mayor this summer, handily defeating Democrat Randy Walker to claim the District 7 seat Tuesday night.
Campfield says he’ll “keep on working hard” for his district, and that stemming government spending and pushing education reforms are two of his key priorities.
“With strong (GOP) majorities, we’ll finally be able to get through the real solid changes that we’ve been talking about for years,” he said. “I think we’re looking at finally being able to make those really strong moves.”
“We’re just going to have to start cutting government, something I have really believed for a long time,” Campfield continued.