In the latest of what is shaping up to be an impressive list of endorsements and statements of support, State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville) announced Wednesday that fellow State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) has given him the nod to replace Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) in the 2018 primary to be held August 2.
“Having worked side by side with Mark Green, I have witnessed his principled and effective conservative leadership firsthand,” Johnson said in a statement. “With all the dysfunction going on in Congress today, we need to send someone to Washington who will represent us as well as Congressman Marsha Blackburn has. Mark is the perfect man for the job.”
First elected to the State Senate in 2007, Johnson is the Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee.
“I’ve been proud to serve alongside Jack Johnson in the State Senate,” Green said. “Jack is one of our finest leaders, and both Williamson County and Tennessee have benefited tremendously from his leadership.”
The announcement is the latest in a long and growing list of endorsements:
Green has coalesced the support of Republicans across the spectrum. Nationally, he has received the endorsements of the Club for Growth, Family Research Council, and House Freedom Caucus, GOPAC, Senator Ted Cruz, Senator Rick Santorum, and Dr. Arthur B. Laffer. In Tennessee, Green recently announced the endorsements of 100 conservative leaders across Tennessee, and a 147-member finance committee, including 14 legislators who represent all 19 counties in the 7th district.
State Senator Dr. Mark Green 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, and earlier this year was honored by the Center for Security Policy for his efforts to protect Tennesseans from terrorism.
Since the withdrawal of Lee Thomas Miller, he is the sole Republican running to replace Rep. Blackburn.