Gubernatorial hopeful Bill Lee announced Tuesday he will embark on a statewide sojourn to host a series of ‘Tennessee Town Halls’ Tour Wednesday and continuing throughout the duration of the primary campaign. Lee, the first candidate in the race to visit all 95 counties in the first 95 days of campaigning, says he will revisit some 50 locations in each of the three grand divisions in the state.
“We’re running the most aggressive grassroots campaign in Tennessee, and Maria and I can’t wait to hop on the RV and hit every corner of the state in this Town Hall Tour,” Lee said in a statement. “Tennessee is a remarkable place, and I’m going to continue to meet one on one with as many people as I can to hear from them and make my case. ”
The campaign will announce the dates and locations for the Tennessee Town Halls on a “rolling basis,” beginning with event details though May 31:
- May 16 – Morrison in Warren County
- May 22 – Rogersville in Hawkins County
- May 24 – Jackson in Madison County
- May 30 – Goodlettsville in Davidson, Sumner County
- May 30 – Somerville in Fayette County
- May 31 – Germantown in Shelby County
“Bill is the only outsider in this race,” Lee’s campaign manager Chris Devaney, noted; adding:
He hasn’t worked for the government and hasn’t run for office, and he’s taking his campaign directly to the people of Tennessee. Bill wants to hear from voters about their concerns and also share in their optimism for our state. When Tennesseans have an opportunity to get to know him better, they will walk away knowing he is the right person to lead.