State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) announced Thursday the formation of a campaign exploratory steering committee focused on testing the waters in a potential bid for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District.
The district stretches across 16 counties in southern middle and east Tennessee. The exploratory committee will be tasked with determining the viability of a successful run to replace U.S. Rep. Scott DeJarlais (R-Jasper) in the 2014 Republican Primary.
“The formation of the exploratory committee is in response to an outpouring of people from all across the 4th congressional district, asking me to consider running for this office. The voters have told me that a trust has been violated. The voters want someone who not only lives by their values but will fight for them. The time for back slapping good ole boy politics is over and Tennesseans understand this,” said Carr. “I’m extremely proud to represent my fellow Tennesseans in the 48th legislative district and will continue to do so while my family, friends and I determine what is in the best interest of this great state”, Carr said.
Partial list of Tennesseans who have volunteered for the exploratory committee are:
Lee Beaman - Chairman, Dr. Nate Schott, W. Ransom Jones, Sheriff Robert Arnold, Bert McCarter, Karen Hudson, Dr. Ron McDow, Rick Peppers, John Simmonds, Edwin McKnight, Laura Messick, Mishelle Perkins, Jane & Cliff Sharp, Dr. Brent Boles , and Donald Blankenship.