Crowe starts campaign for Congress with thank you to first responders

Rusty Crowe delivers Chick-fil-A food to the Unicoi Countyf Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Mike Hensley.

ELIZABETHTON — Although it was at the start of his campaign to succeed Phil Roe as congressman from the 1st District of Tennessee, Rusty Crowe’s campaign stops to visit with first responders was not intended to be a time to campaign and talk politics, according to Crowe’s media assistant Holdon Guy.

Guy said Crowe made several stops on Wednesday and will be making several more today. The stops included on Wednesday were in Washington County, Sullivan County, Carter County, Unicoi County and several others.

Some of places Crowe visited included the Carter County Sheriff’s Department, the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, the Elizabethton Fire Department, and the Erwin Police Department. 

Crowe wanted to thank all these first responders at the start of his campaign, especially with their performance during the quarantine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). His thank you included platters of Chick-fil-A meals for the hardworking crew members.

Crowe will soon be holding more routine campaign stops, where he will be able to talk with voters about his accomplishments in the Tennessee Senate, but for now, he wanted only to let the first responders know that he appreciates what they have done and are continuing to do.