Statement from the Campaign for Charles Williamson for District 50; August 3, 2012:
Nashville, TN — Businessman and rancher, Charles Williamson, released a statement tonight after winning the Republican Primary for Tennessee State House, District 50.
“I am honored to have won the primary and I am especially happy for my campaign team,” Williamson. “We’ve worked hard and we have remained focused on the people and issues that matter to the people. Over and over, I heard the message – folks are tired of negative campaigns.”
Williamson promised “no mudslinging” and refused to utilize methods like robo-calling which political insiders consider tried and true.
“This campaign has had two distinct hallmarks,” Williamson says. “We’ve been focused on the people of District 50, and we’ve been committed to positive campaigning. People deserve a representative that listens and is proactive, and no one wants to hear negative, divisive talk that is irrelevant to the race.”
Williamson has been credited as the only candidate in the primary who has created jobs for Tennesseans. He is endorsed by the Fraternal Order of Police. He won the recent Davidson County Republican Party Straw Poll with 73% of the vote.
Williamson defeated D.J. Farris and Dave Hall. He faces Metro Councilman Bo Mitchell in the November General Election.