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!!!