RUTLEDGE, Tennessee – Rep. Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station), owner of upholstered furniture company Sexton Furniture Manufacturing, donated a striking, custom-made chair embroidered with the Republican party elephant mascot and the words “Grainger County Republicans … Always Right” as a fund raiser for the Grainger County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner held Saturday evening.
The chair was one of about two dozen items donated for the auction, intended as fund raisers for the local Republican party.
The chair was the final auction item and garnered the greatest haul, with a high bid of $625 by gubernatorial candidate, Randy Boyd.
When the bidding was done and as attendees slowly made their way out the doors, Boyd graciously posed for pictures.
Predicting the outcomes of both the August 2018 Republican primary and the November 2018 general election, Boyd told Sexton he wanted to have the chair for the governor’s office.