Recently, the KNS reported that Chad Tindell has made the decision not to run for re-election as Knox County Republican Party Chairman. This past week, I called a few friends to solicit their advice on my potential candidacy. In no way, have I contacted everyone that I would need or like to in order to make a final decision.
The late State Representative Loy Smith is the gentleman that took a young 16 year old kid under his wing, because I had an interest in political campaigns and governance. I have been active in many campaigns at the grass-roots and management level, since that time. We have won more than we have lost. For 22 years, I have worked hard and have loved our party. I will continue to do so for many years to come. We have great days ahead of us as the majority party in Knox County and East Tennessee.
My family is the most important part of any decision. My business interest is the second most important part of any decision. I will continue to consider the possibility and continue to consult with friends and associates. When the decision is made, it will be announced here and in other venues as well.