SMYRNA – Conservative Republican Richard Garvin, a candidate for Tennessee’s 37th House District, issued a debate request Friday, calling on his opponent, Dawn White, to a series of public debates between now and the Aug. 2 Republican primary.
“I’m calling on Mrs. White to join me in a debate, in the format of her choosing, to discuss the issues that are facing our state,” Garvin said. “The voters of the 37th district deserve the opportunity to hear from each candidate about their campaigns, their views, and their plan to put Tennesseans back to work.”
The full text of Mr. Garvin’s formal request to his opponent can be viewed on his website, www.RichardGarvin37.com.
“We’re offering them the opportunity to name the location, date, time and format for each debate,” said Corey Lester, Garvin’s campaign manager. “We will work with Mrs. White and her staff to come to an agreement on an unbiased moderator.”
Lester said Garvin has also send a letter to White asking her to debate, but she hasn't accepted his offer yet. He added they offered her until Friday, June 15 to set up details of the debates.
“It’s time for us as candidates to step up to the microphone and share our solutions,” Garvin said. “This will allow voters to make an informed decision when they go to the ballot box in August.”
Tennessee’s new 37th House District contains north La Vergne, north Smyrna and northwest Murfreesboro in Rutherford County.
Early Voting begins July 13. The winner of the August primary will face Democrat Robert “Bob” New in November.