Republicans Unite

The Halls Republican Club meeting was held last night at the Mandarin House on Maynardville Highway. Dean Rice was the speaker on behalf of Republican candidate for County Mayor Tim Burchett. Bud Armstrong, current Eighth District County Commissioner and former candidate for County Commissioner At Large Seat 11 spoke and congratulated his opponent Ed Shouse on winning the race and encouraged everyone to support all the Republicans in the Knox County General Election.

Sheriff Jimmy “J.J.” Jones was present along with County Commissioners Dave Wright of the Eighth District, Mike Hammond of the Fifth District and Robert Lawrence Smith of the Seventh District. Joy McCroskey, Criminal Court Clerk, Knox County Property Assessor Phil Ballard and his lovely wife Cindy, John Duncan, III Republican candidate for Trustee. Brian Hornback, Republican candidate for Republican State Executive Committeeman District Six and his opponent Ted Hatfield.

Phyllis Severence as First Vice Chair of the Knox County Republican Party and stated that she was “representing Bill Haslam for Governor.” 43 individuals were in attendance. Both Sandra Clark and Steve Hunley, Publishers of competing weekly community newspapers were in attendance.

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