Press release from State Representative Linda Elam; May 30, 2012:
MT. JULIET, TN – An overwhelming majority of Republican Tennessee State House members will be co-hosting a fundraiser for State Representative Linda Elam on June 5th, in Mt. Juliet, with Speaker Beth Harwell as Honorary Co-Chair. The event will take place at the home of Mike and Periann Cantrell, 3004 S. Waterford Court, Mt. Juliet and features Republican house members from across the state.
“I am honored to have 58 state legislators in my corner for our kick-off fundraiser, and I am truly humbled by their support and confidence in my service,” Elam said. “It is exciting to have our great Speaker of the House Beth Harwell, Majority Leader Gerald McCormick, and Republican Caucus Chair Debra Maggart serving as the Honorary Co-Chairs,” Elam said.
Republican Majority Leader Gerald McCormick appreciates Elam’s strong conservative voting record and respects her service in the state house. “The folks who work with Linda Elam know her best, and I can tell you she is one of the finest legislators to serve Wilson County I’ve ever known. We need her back.”
Elam believes that her solid conservative voting record is one of the keys to the reason so many of her colleagues support her efforts in returning to the state house. She also believes that there is still more to be done, but is ready for the challenge.
“Tennessee is on the right track when it comes to job creation, tax cuts, and limiting government. But I believe there is much more positive change we can make,” said Elam. “In my first term, I have helped enact a solid conservative agenda to empower our job creators while helping to change government from a hurdle to a resource for the business community. It’s a record of accomplishment I am proud of.”
Elam is a former Mayor of Mt. Juliet and serving her first term as State Representative. A graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Business and Law School with broad experience in the area of commercial real estate, Elam is able to use her knowledge of real-world business issues to benefit District 57 and the entire state as a member of the House of Representatives. Having served on the Board of Directors of many community and charitable organizations, Elam understands the challenges faced by families across the district. Her fellow members of the House of Representatives greatly respect the knowledgeable, experienced, level-headed and professional manner in which Representative Elam works for the betterment of Tennessee.