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Roe launches re-election campaign

June 16th, 2014 12:08 pm by Gary B. Gray

Roe launches re-election campaign

Roe made the announcement at Johnson City's Municipal and Safety Building, where he served as a city commissioner and mayor. (Gary B. Gray/Johnson City Press)

U.S. Congressman Phil Roe announced on Monday his official foray into this year’s Aug. 7 state primary and Nov. 4 general election and a quest for a fourth term as northeast Tennessee’s 1st Congressional District representative.

Roe made the announcement at Johnson City’s Municipal and Safety Building, where he served as a city commissioner and mayor before topping fellow Republican David Davis in the 2008 primary and sailing to an easy victory to gain a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“When you re-elected me two years ago, you did so with a clear message: stop the spending, stop the expansion of government into our private lives,” he told about 100 supporters inside City Commission chambers. “My job is to deliver your voice to Washington, and it is an absolute honor to do so every day. I will never forget who I am working for.”

Roe faces Republican Daniel J. Hartley in the Aug. 7 state primary. Libertarian Michael D. Salyer and independent Robert D. Franklin will be on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.

Read Tuesday's print edition for more on Roe's announcement.

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