Monday, March 31, 2008

Lincoln Day Dinner Photos

Sarah Davis was gracious to photograph the Lincoln Day Dinner. Since there are so many, we will display some every few days. If you would like a copy, please call Cecile at 921-8040.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Lincoln Day Dinner Superb!

The Hawkins County Lincoln Day Dinner last night was tremendous with a record crowd of nearly 400 from all over east Tennessee. Senator Bob Corker was the keynote speaker and the crowd raved about his wonderful speech and the way he mingled with the attendees.

He was introduced by our Lt. Governor, Ron Ramsey, who also introduced our own Mike Faulk by reading a letter of endorsement from Congressman Zach Wamp.

Mike Faulk made a big splash with his announcement to seek the state senate seat in the fall. Phil Roe, candidate for Congress, attended, and the crowd seemed to really respond to his campaign.

Photographs were taken and will be displayed soon.

The entertainment was outstanding, and the highlight was when Senator Corker held the music for the group, which consisted of Brad and Jessica Price, Jim and Steven Bowman, and Lynn Mahan. We hope they will perform again soon.

The dinner was catered by Klassy Katering and, again they provided a delicious meal.

Lois Mayes and Carl Bailey were presented the Man and Woman of the Year award. We will provide more details later. Here are a few pictures now.

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Republicans Nominate Kimbro & Seals

Linda Kimbro is the GOP nominee for the recently vacated seat on the Hawkins County Commission for the 4th District. Mike Seals was nominated at the County Caucus on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 for a vacant Constable position. Each will appear on the August 7, 2008 ballot.

The County Commission can fill the vacant positions until the County General Election in August. For more see the Rogersville Review.

It Could Be the Biggest Night in the History of Hawkins County Politics!

The response to the announcement of Hawkins County's Lincoln Day Dinner is astounding. The buzz is simply electric. If you don't get your ticket soon, it may be too late. A sell-out crowd is likely.

Maybe the excitement is because the keynote speaker, Sen. Bob Corker, is the only new Republican elected to the 2006 freshman class in the United States Senate. Maybe it's because Corker will share with GOP Presidential nominee John McCain his formula for defeating articulate young Democrats who have a "rockstar" aura but far-left leaning tendencies.

Maybe it's because assembled in the same room will be the only two Republicans in modern history to lead the State Senate, Ron Ramsey, and the State House, Bill Jenkins.

Maybe it's because a contested GOP Primary is shaping up for the 1st Congressional District of Tennessee between David Davis and Phil Roe.

Or, maybe it's because Hawkins County's own Mike Faulk will make his formal declaration of his candidacy for the State Senate and share with us all his Keys to a Better Tennessee.

Whatever the reason, you'll want to be at the Hawkins County Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, March 28, 2008 at 6pm at the National Guard Armory in Rogersville, Tennessee. Don't miss this exceptional event. Tickets are only $25.00 per person. Call Chuck (423) 923-8125 or Cecile (423) 921-8040 immediately to reserve your seat.

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Friday, March 14, 2008

GOP Fundraising Statewide for Faulk

The election of a Republican Senator in Tennessee's 4th Senate District has very important statewide implications not only for Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey and the State Senate, but also for all members of the State House and the U.S. Congress. The Senator we elect in November 2008 will hold the Redistricting pen in his hand in 2011.

Until the current Senator representing the 4th Senate District, which includes Hawkins County, abandoned the Republican party, the GOP had a majority in the State Senate and was in a position to prevent the Democrats from gerrymandering Tennessee seats in the U.S. Congress and in both chambers of the Tennessee General Assembly after the next Census. Now the Tennessee Senate is evenly split with 16 Republicans, 16 Democrats, and 1 flip-flopping Independent.

Ask yourself one simple question: "in whose hand do you trust the redistricting pen: a rock-solid conservative Republican or someone who quit the GOP team?"

Republicans by the hundreds from all over Tennessee are doing their part to see that Mike Faulk holds that Redistricting pen in the State Senate. Out-of-district fundraisers have already been held for Hawkins County's Mike Faulk in Nashville, Knoxville, Kingsport, Johnson City, and Greeneville. In-district fundraisers have been held in Union, Grainger and Jefferson Counties.

Hosts have included former Governor Winfield Dunn, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, numerous former State GOP Chairmen, and numerous current and former State Representatives. Special Guests have included U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn and former U.S. Congressman Bill Jenkins.

Now folks as far away as Memphis are offering their help. Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons, former Shelby County Mayor Jim Rout, and State GOP Treasurer Ed Roberson are hosting a fundraising reception for Faulk on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at 6:00pm at Roberson's home in Memphis. If you have friends in west state Tennessee, let them know they can help and RSVP by calling 901-435-0156.

Mike Faulk attended graduate school and law school in Memphis, worked as a Management Analyst for Shelby County governent, and was the Courtroom clerk for a Memphis Chancellor before returning to home in Hawkins County. While in Shelby County he managed the Gubernatorial Campaign for Lamar Alexander in House District 93 and was the Campaign Manager for a candidate for Congress that included Shelby County.

Former 1st District Congressional Candidate Vance Cheek, Jr. will host a fundraising picnic for Mike Faulk at his Boone Lake home in Washington County on the afternoon of April 26th. More details will follow.

Congressman Zach Wamp will be the special guest for a Chattanooga fundraiser on May 9, 2008 for the Faulk for Senate campaign. Additional information will also follow on this event. Or you can contact Mike's campaign headquarters: (423) 357-8088 or

Hawkins Countians anxiously await an imminent announcement soon for Mike Faulk's first Hawkins County fundraising event.

In the meantime, you can help insure a strong finance report for the 1st quarter of 2008 for the Faulk for Senate Campaign by going on-line to, clicking on the "DONATE" tab, and making your contribution on-line.

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Congressman Zach Wamp to Keynote Grainger County Lincoln Day Dinner

A tentative date has been set for the Grainger County Lincoln Day Dinner. On Saturday, April 26, 2008 at 7:00 pm at the Rutledge Middle School Congressman Zach Wamp will provide the keynote address.

Hawkins County State Senate Candidate Mike Faulk will also attend. This will be the first area Lincoln Day Dinner after the filing deadline [April 3rd at 12 noon] for State Senate and State House seats so the field of competition will be known at this time and the races will begin to heat up.

More information and tickets can be obtained by contacting Grainger County GOP Chairman Michael Whitt (865) 712-5445 or Grainger County GOP Women's Club Vice-Chairman Nadine Stansbury (865) 805-5415.

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