Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Campbell County Goes Republican in 2008


Sorry for the long absence from the blog. I hope to keep it much more current now that the election season is behind us.

It was a great year for Republicans in Campbell County. William Baird was elected County Mayor, defeating appointed (and defeated in 2006) Mayor Jerry Cross, and 'Independent' Fred Cole. William won with a little over 40% of the vote in a 3 man race.

In the November elections, John McCain carried Campbell County by nearly 75%. Lamar Alexander won ovewhelmingly in Campbell county (and overwhelmingly statewide). Ken Yager defeated Becky Ruppe in Campbell County and also in the 12th District. Chad Faulkner ran a great race and kept it close enough in Campbell County where his strong support in Union County pushed him over the top.

Campbell County has a Republican County Mayor, State Representative, State Senator, and 2 United States Senators.

It also was a huge year for Republicans across Tennessee in November 2008. Republicans expanded the majority in the State Senate to 19 (Republicans picked up seats formerl held by Mike Williams, Tommy Kilby, and John Wilder). In the State House, Republicans did the unimaginable and got to 50. Republicans ran great and succesful campaigns all across Tennessee, and our very own House Race was crucial to getting at 50.

With the results above statewide, there will now be a Republican Secretary of State, Comptroller of the Treasury, and Treasurer. Also, all 95 County Election Commissions go from 3 Dems and 2 Repubs to 3 Repubs and 2 Dems.

What a year!!!


Friday, April 4, 2008

It's Official....

Well, the filing deadline has come and gone for the 2008 election cycle. The following Republicans have qualified to be the next State Representative from the 36th District:

Mark K. Goins
Vic King
Phillip Richardson
Chad Faulkner

These candidates have until next Thursday (April 10, 2008) to withdraw if they so choose.

In the 12th Senatorial District, Ken Yager has no primary opposition and will face Democrat Becky Ruppe in the battle for the 12th District. Yager is the former County Mayor in Roane County for over 20 years. Ruppe, the Democrat, is the former County Mayor of Morgan County.

We will have more on these races and the county races soon.


Sunday, August 19, 2007

Corker Event a Success; Upcoming GOP Dinner

I wanted to thank everyone who came out to Sen. Corker's town hall forum meeting. Sen. Corker took some questions and discussed Health Care and Energy Independence. He also stated that would be going to Iraq during this month's Congressional recess to talk to Gen. David Petreaus about the improving situation in Iraq.

I want to make sure that everyone knows about the Campbell County Republican Party's Country Dinner on October 5. The event is going to be at the Cove Lake Pavilion at 6:00 PM. Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is our featured speaker. Tickets for the event are $20. If you have any questions about the event, send us an email.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sen. Bob Corker coming to Campbell County

Sen. Bob Corker will be in Campbell County on Friday, August 17. The event will be at the Jacksboro Municipal Building, in the City Hall Chambers. The event is a Town Hall Forum and will be from 2:00-3:00. I encourage everyone to come out!




Welcome to the Campbell County Republican Party's blog. I hope this blog will serve as an outlet for up to date information not just in Campbell County, but across Tennessee. We are coming up on a crucial election cycle. Here in Campbell County, we have elections next year for County Mayor, Road Superintendent, Property Assessor, and 5 School Board Members.

Across Tennessee, all 99 members of the TN House and 16 members of the TN Senate are up. That includes the State Senate Seat hear in Campbell County (currently held by Tommy Kilby). Also, our U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander is for re-election. And of course, we have a Presidential election next year that promises to be intense.

I hope this blog will serve our Republicans across Tennessee in getting vital information out to the people over the course of the next 16 months.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the blog. I look forward to hearing from everyone...