Press release from the Tennessee Republican Party; August 4, 2014:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.—According to Secretary of State Tre Hargett, early voting in Tennessee wrapped up on Saturday with a five percent increase from the 2010 early voting period. In fact, Tennessee Republicans may be on their way to participating in the largest August election in state history.
With that news and the fact that so many Republican county and judicial candidates are fighting for every vote, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney and Red to the Roots Chairman, Representative Ryan Williams (R—Cookeville), announced the newest Featured Candidates for the Red to the Roots program.
“Republicans are turning out in a significant way to help our Party continue its winning ways across the state,” said Williams. “Voters have seen the hard work put in by Republicans at the state and federal level. Whether it’s cutting taxes, maintaining the lowest debt in the nation, or creating more jobs, voters want that same type of leadership at the local level.”
Devaney added, “This group of candidates, like our previous two groups, includes candidates who possess a wealth of experience and energy to make a difference in their communities. They have proven themselves by articulating a message of reform that voters are rallying around. We want to see that momentum continue on Election Day.”
The Featured Candidates are:
Terry Frank – The incumbent and Republican nominee for Anderson County Mayor.
Jim Gotto – The Republican nominee for State House in the 60th District (Davidson).
Vince Dean – The Republican nominee for Hamilton County Criminal Court Clerk.
Graham Stowe – The Republican nominee for Giles County Mayor.
Tom DuBois – The Republican nominee for Circuit Court Judge in the 22nd Judicial District (Giles, Lawrence, Maury, and Wayne Counties).
Vicki Hoover – The Republican nominee for Circuit Court Judge in the 24th Judicial District (Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, and Henry Counties).
“These six individuals all have a record of accomplishment that I know will respond to the priorities of voters in Tennessee. We’re proud to support them and urge all voters to do the same,” concluded Devaney.
By naming these individuals as Featured Candidates, the Tennessee Republican Party encourages supporters, donors, and activists to work to elect these Republican nominees on Election Day, August 7th. These candidates join previously announced candidates from earlier this cycle (see list below).
Red to the Roots is a program designed to elect more Republicans at the county and judicial level, while bolstering support for GOP legislative candidates.
2014 witnessed more Republicans running for office than ever before in Tennessee.
Terry Frank’s website: http://terryfrank.org/
Jim Gotto’s website: http://www.jimgotto.com/
Vince Dean’s website: http://www.votevincedean.net/
Graham Stowe’s website: http://www.votestowe.com/
Tom DuBois’ website: https://www.facebook.com/DuboisforJudge
Vicki Hoover’s website: http://www.hoover4judge.com/
Previous Featured Candidates:
Amy Weirich – the current incumbent and Republican nominee for Shelby County District Attorney
Brent Cooper – the Republican nominee for District Attorney in the 22nd Judicial District (Giles, Lawrence, Maury, Wayne Counties).
Sheena Ramsey Tinsley – the Republican nominee for Register of Deeds in Sullivan County.
John Wang – the Republican nominee for State House in the 53rd District (Davidson)
Carma Dennis McGee – the incumbent and Republican nominee for Chancellor in the 24th Judicial District (Benton, Carroll, Decatur, Hardin, Henry Counties).
Alicia Mumpower – The Republican nominee for Sullivan County Trustee.
Ann Strong – The Republican nominee for Crockett County Mayor.
Bill Ailor – The Republican nominee for Circuit Court Judge in the 6th Judicial District, which is Knox County.
Justin Angel – The Republican nominee for Circuit Court Judge in the 12th Judicial District (Bledsoe, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Rhea, and Sequatchie Counties).
Mark Luttrell – The incumbent and the Republican nominee for Mayor of Shelby County.
Troy Brewer – The Republican nominee for State House in the 50th District (Davidson).