Friday, October 26, 2007

Faulk for Senate Bumper Stickers Now Available

Hawkins County's own Mike Faulk, Republican Candidate for the State Senate, now has bumper stickers available. Go by Mike's office in Church Hill at the Downtown Shopping Center, call Mike's office (423) 357-8088, call 1st Vice-Chairman Cecile Testerman (423) 921-8040, or go on-line at and complete the Volunteer form to order your own bumper sticker.


Fred Thompson Merchandise Available

Lois Mayes proudly models her Fred Thompson T-shirt which she purchased from the Hawkins County GOP for $10.00. If you'd like to purchase Fred Thompson for President merchandise, please contact any Hawkins County GOP officer.


Fundraising Fun: Kathy Cradic at Valley View

The Valley View Community Center hosted a Bean Supper on October 20, 2007 to raise funds for Kathy Cradic, GOP candidate for Assessor of Property in Hawkins County. A large crowd came out and everyone had a wonderful time.


All GOP Candidates Urged to Make Use of Hawkins County Republican Party Website

The Hawkins County GOP wants to make this website available to all Republican candidates so each can post notices of events, campaign news, biographies, and so forth. Chairman Chuck Holt asks that requests for posts be submitted to him (423) 921-8124 or 1st Vice-Chairman Cecile Testerman (423) 921-8040.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Grainger County Republican Women

State Committee Woman Cecile Testerman was the speaker at the monthy meeting of the Grainger County Republican Women on October 18, 2007. She spoke on behalf of Senate hopeful Mike Faulk and Presidential candidate Fred Thompson. This club meets the third Thursday every month at Hardees in Rutledge.

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Thursday, October 18, 2007

Lt. Governor Ramsey to Host Union County Fundraiser for Mike Faulk

The Faulk for Senate Campaign is following up its successful Nashville Fundraiser with a series of east Tennessee events beginning in Union County on Thursday, November 1, 2007, at 7:00 pm.

The $99.99 per couple event will be held on beautiful Norris Lake at the Sunset Bay Clubhouse in Sharps Chapel, Tennessee.

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey hosts the event along with the Republican Party of Union County. Reclaiming the 4th State Senate District seat for the GOP is the number one priority for the Senate Republican Caucus.

For more information or to confirm reservations call (865) 992-3602 or (423) 357-8088 or e-mail:


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Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Mike Faulk Makes Splash at Heritage Days

Mike Faulk, Candidate for State Senate, worked the crowd at Heritage Days. His Jaguar the Firemen's Association will be giving away at the Cherokee-Volunteer football game was on display, and Vice-Chairman Frankie Davis sold a lot of fireballs for the event. Pictured are Faulk and Vice-Chairman Cecile Testerman, who sold a lot of Fred Thompson material to raise funds for the local party.

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Republican Dinner

Hawkins County GOP had their quarterly meeting at Price Public Community Center October 16th. William Price represented Fred Thompson, 2 representatives were present for Ron Paul, Candidate for President. Cynthia Jackson represented Congressman Davis' office. Mike Faulk, State Senate Candidate, was present. Kathy Cradic and Don Cinnamon, candidates for Property Assessor attended. The next event will be the Christmas Party December 10th 6:00 PM at Price Community Center.

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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Don Cinnamon: "I'm a Candidate for Re-election as Property Assessor"

Incumbent Hawkins County Property Assessor Don Cinnamon announced to the Hawkins County GOP Covered-dish Dinner attendees he is, indeed, a candidate for re-election as Property Assessor.

The GOP Primary to fill this important Court House office is February 5, 2008 at the same time as Tennessee's Presidential Preference Primary.

Don asked those in attendence for their vote and support.

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Faulk Nashville Fundraiser: The Place to be Last Night in the State Capitol

Big man and little man, Republicans and Democrats alike, state employees, former State Commissioners and Hawkins County Commissioners, doctors, lawyers, Realtors, housewives, pilots, Governors and governed, 6 current or former Tennessee GOP Chairmen, captains of industry, TVA Board member, TV celebrities and senators, folks from all three grand divisions - either hosted or were there personally last night at the Nashville City Center - by the dozens - to hear Governor Winfield Dunn, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, and surprise guest Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn make the case to replace a former GOP and now Independent Senator for the 4th District.

The goal of the fundraiser was to raise the funds necessary to elect a dependable, thoughtful, common-sense conservative - Church Hill's own Mike Faulk.

Gov. Winfield Dunn argued the state, indeed all Tennesseans, are benefited by a strong two-party system where the competition for ideals makes for better government. One party rule stifles that competition.

One-party 140 year Democrat rule did not end with the election of a Republican majority in the State Senate in 2005 because of the defection of Republican Senators to 84 year old Democrat John Wilder. And that Democrat rule would not have ended in 2007 but for the courageous vote of a strong-willed Democrat, Rosiland Kurita.

Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey told the group that Mike Williams had said he voted for Wilder because he was not asked in 2005 to vote for Ramsey for Lt. Governor. To avoid any such claims in 2007, Ramsey asked former GOP Senator Mike Williams three times on the morning of the historic January 9th, 2007 election to vote for his own party's nominee - Ramsey for the Lt. Governorship.

Williams would not make the commitment to vote for Ramsey. Ramsey lamented, "he was not for me even though he ultimately voted for me when his vote no longer mattered."

"Control of the State Senate and the likely balance of power for the next decade rides on the outcome of the 4th District race," Ramsey told the assembled throng. "Redistricting for not only the State legislature but also Tennessee's delegation to the United States Congress, rests on the capable shoulders of Mike Faulk. Ask yourself this question: in whose hand do you want the redistricting pen - Mike Williams or Mike Faulk? One is a steady hand. One is not. One you can depend on; one you cannot."

Faulk told the admiring crowd he was truly humbled by their support and promised to do all in his power to match their generosity with his own hard work. Maclin Davis and Beth Clayton, who spearheaded the mega-fundraiser, were presented with autographed copies of Faulk's coffee table pictorial of original photography, "High Places and Still Waters: Prague to Peru and Tennessee, Too."

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Friday, October 05, 2007

State Rep. Dale Ford announces Multi-County Event

A GOP BBQ will be held October 25th at the Gray Fairgrounds in Washington County, Tennessee according to one of Hawkins County's State Representatives, Dale Ford, of Jonesborough.

The event is from 5:30pm to 8:00pm and includes entertainment. Hawkins Countians are urged to attend.


Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Valley View Community Center to Host October 20 Fundraiser for Kathy Cradic

Valley View Community Center is hosting a Bean Supper Fundraiser for Kathy Cradic, candidate for Assessor of Property. The fundraiser will be held on October 20, 2007, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at the Valley View Community Center located at 3704 Carter's Valley Road. Tickets/door admissions are $6.00 per person. All proceeds will be contributed to the Committee to Elect Kathy Cradic Assessor of Property. "Valley View Community Center is proud to support Kathy Cradic as candidate for Assessor of Property, " Judy "Bunt" Ford said.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Hawkins County GOP Fall Covered Dish Dinner - Monday, October 15

The fall covered dish dinner for the Hawkins County GOP will be held Monday after Heritage Days, October 15, 2007, at the Price Public School at 6:00pm. This will be a covered dish dinner. You'll be able to get Fred Thompson merchandise, discuss the up-coming February 2008 election including both county and presidential primaries, and volunteer in the Faulk for Senate Campaign.

Campbell County GOP Country Dinner - October 5, 2007 6:00pm

Campbell County GOP Chairman Josh Parker has announced this party's fall country dinner featuring Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey as the featured speaker. The dinner will be this Friday at the Pavillion at Cove Lake State Park. Admission is only $20.00.