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Brett Ramsey the Democratic Candidate for State House District 68, held a meet and greet dinner with Congressman John Tanner on Tuesday. Over 60 people were in attendance at the Highland Rim Kiwanis Club. In addition to Candidate Brett Ramsey and Congressman Tanner, the attendees had the chance to mingle with State Senator Tim Barnes, Clarksville Mayoral Candidate Kim McMillan, State House Representative Mike Stewart, former State Representative Tommy Head, Congressional candidate Greg Rabidoux, and local school board member Jim Mann.
A delicious BBQ dinner was provided by locally owned, The Pit Crew, located on Old Dover Road. The Pit Crew is owned and operated by Gene and Robert Lewis. While mingling, everyone was talking about the barbecue, hot sauce, and the hard work already done by Team Ramsey.
After the delicious meal, it was time for the speeches.
Kim McMillan & John Tanner
Kim McMillan introduced “her Congressman” John Tanner, thanking him for his years of service to the great State of Tennessee.
Tanner thanked “Mayor McMillan” for the fine introduction and for her years service.
Congressman Tanner spoke briefly on the current state of things in Washington D.C., recalling his years at the State Capital, and his service in Vietnam. He then introduced Brett Ramsey, stating he was “offering himself up to the service of the state legislature”. following a family tradition of public service, Tanner said Brett had the “right perspective and kind of outlook” to legislate from the “sensible center” to work with all Tennesseans to make the state great.
Ramsey thanked those in attendance, and Congressman Tanner for taking the time to speak at the event. He related that the campaign had passed a milestone earlier this month, by knocking on their 3,000th door, and that they were approaching door 4,000.
Ramsey commented he grew up in a family that emphasized giving back to the community. He said he was “taught to work for the community that had given him so many opportunities.” Ramsey added that as a teacher, he knew how to live on a tight budget, and that mentality would reflect in his service to the district.
Ramsey stated that the current representative for District 68 in the state house, Curtis Johnson, did not have much “energy.” He cited constituent complaints that Johnson was unresponsive, something Ramsey has experienced first hand on numerous occasions. Ramsey added that Johnson had not sponsored very many legislative bills. Not listening to voters and not legislating meant the people in District 68 were not being adequately represented in the legislature.
And Ramsey is serious about doing the work of the voters. In addition to knocking on almost 4,000 houses in the past couple of months, most Saturdays you can find Brett Ramsey at a local park making himself available to voters to field their questions and listen to their concerns. The number one concern the campaign has reported receiving is “Johnson does not respond to my concerns.”
Ramsey stated he felt providing a better quality education to all Tennesseans would help fix a lot of the state’s problems. He feels that education must be given a priority should the voters decide to elect him to office.
In his closing Ramsey thanked the crowd, and vowed to continue to work to earn the attendees votes.
You can learn more about Brett Ramsey at his web site.
I am a 30 something graduate from Austin Peay State University, where I graduated in 1997 with two majors (Accounting and Finance). I am a very happily married man, with one beautiful daughter. I enjoy a professional life of public service and a personal life of travel, reading, music, and always trying to learn from others.
Topics68th State House District, Brett Ramsey, Gene Lewis, Greg Rabidoux, Jim Mann, John Tanner, Kim McMillan, Mike Stewart, Robert Lewis, The Pit Crew, Tim Barnes, Tommy Head
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