State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 7th Congressional District, announced his campaign finance committee Thursday, as the candidate gears up for the grand opening of his first campaign office December 19:
Today, Dr. Mark Green announced his 147-member Finance Committee for his campaign for Congress. 68 members of the General Assembly are on the Finance Committee, including 14 legislators who represent all 19 of the 19 counties in the 7th congressional district.
Among the well-known Republican fundraisers on the Committee are former Williamson County Republican Party chairman Doug Grindstaff, former Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, and business leaders Lee Beaman and Willis Johnson. The full list can be found here: http://www.markgreen4tn.com/finance_committee
“Camie and I are truly honored and humbled to have this powerhouse group of political and business leaders on our finance committee. With this team’s leadership, we will have the resources to win this race,” Green noted.
In the two months since announcing his run for Congress, Green has coalesced the conservative movement both nationally and in Tennessee behind his campaign, with endorsements from the Club for Growth, Family Research Council Action, the House Freedom Fund, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rick Santorum, Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, and 100 conservative leaders across the state.
Green was first elected to office in 2012, defeating Democratic incumbent Tim Barnes. He soared to popularity with his constituents and easily won re-election in 2014 and 2016. After a brief run for Governor in early 2017, Green was tapped by President Trump to become Secretary of the Army. However, he withdrew his nomination from consideration after a number of special interest groups objected to his strong record of support for Christian beliefs.
Green is running to replace Marsh Blackburn (R-TN-07), who in turn, is seeking the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN). He is a medical doctor, West Point graduate, and a career military veteran with a distinguished record of service. He is an outspoken advocate for limited government, secure borders, and fiscal responsibility.
Songwriter Lee Thomas Miller is also a candidate for the Republican nomination in the 7th Congressional District.