East Tennessee Businessman Greg Fodness Announces Run For State House District 11

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Owner of two small businesses in East Tennessee, Greg Fodness has announced his run as State Representative for House District 11, a seat held by fellow Cosby resident Jeremy Faison since 2011.

In his press release Monday, Fodness was not at all disparaging to the incumbent, but offered that he’s running because “The 11th District is my home and I know it deserves better,” adding:

I truly care for the people of this District and want them to have the best representation available to them.

The Fodness press release focused on his conservative values instilled in him at an early age, as the son of a farmer and World War II veteran, the foundations of which shape his political views. “My parents made sure that I learned the value of hard work and integrity in your words and actions. They taught me that combining the ethic of working not only hard, but smart, yields its own rewards,” Fodness was quoted in the release.

While a Chrysler mechanic at the age of 20 and with a passion for business, Fodness bought and sold muscle cars in his spare time to make ends meet such that he “had to learn at an early age business skills and principals in order to succeed.” Fodness says, “Over the years, I have grown in these skills and have founded several successful businesses,” which include Beartrax Excavating, Partsmix and Mountain Muscle Cars.

Fodness continued, “These skills are the same ones I intend to take to the State House.”

Applying his business principles, Fodness told The Tennessee Star on the most prominent hot-button issue during the 2017 legislative session, the IMPROVE Act, “As a business owner, I’m constantly looking for ways to cut spending and cost. I’m opposed to tax increases and would have voted against the IMPROVE Act.”

On his campaign website, Fodness details his conservative stance on several issues including the First Amendment, legalization of marijuana, marriage and small business growth.

He took the issue of the Second Amendment a step further than his website, revealing one of his potential votes, when he told The Star, “I support the 2nd Amendment and believe it guarantees our right to carry. I’m a ‘yes’ on Constitutional carry.”

Fodness looks forward to campaigning through the 11th District, “hearing the voice of the people. My main goal is to be their voice, a loud voice for them in Nashville.”

The full text of the press release can be read here:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Greg Fodness announces run for State Representative.
Cosby, TN 11-28-2017

Cosby resident and businessman Greg Fodness, owner of Mountain Muscle Cars, has announced a run for State Representative. Greg is married to his wife Shirley and has been a resident of Cosby since 1989. Fodness seeks to unseat incumbent Jeremy Faison.

“I’m running because the 11th District is my home and I know it deserves better. I truly care for the people of this District and want them to have the best representation available to them.”

Fodness has had a passion for business since age 20 when he was a Chrysler mechanic. During this time he bought and sold muscle cars in his spare time to make ends meet.

“I had to learn at an early age business skills and principals in order to succeed. Over the years I have grown in these skills and have founded several successful businesses. These skills are the same ones I intend to take to the State House.”

Fodness, a son of a Farmer and WWII Veteran had Conservative Values instilled in him at an early age. These foundations are the very ones that shape his political views.

“My parents made sure that I learned the value of hard work and integrity in your words and actions. They taught me that combining the ethic of working not only hard, but smart, yields it’s own rewards.”

Fodness looks forward to campaigning throughout the 11th District leading up to the Republican Primary in August.

“I greatly look forward to hearing the voice of the people. My main goal is to be their voice, a loud voice for them in Nashville.”

He will be sharing a vision to bring freedom, prosperity, and integrity to the 11th District. For more information you may visit www.fodnessfortn.com

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