Two of the three Republican candidates for county mayor spoke to Washington County Republican Women on Monday, and both talked about the county government’s debt. However, former County Commissioner Mark Ferguson and County Commissioner Joe Grandy had opposing views on who is to blame for that debt and how it should be retired.
Originally scheduled to headline Monday’s Washington County Republican Women luncheon at the Carnegie Hotel, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn was instead aboard Air Force One with President Donald Trump en route to Nashville for the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th annual convention.
After announcing her campaign for governor in July, Kay White has made a reputation for herself as an outsider, hardline conservative and fervent supporter of President Donald Trump.
Following a brief speech to the Washington County Republican Women on Monday, Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Boyd was directly asked if his main goal was to carry on Gov. Bill Haslam’s legacy.