Dr. Mark Green for Congress announced Thursday that 10 municipal and county mayors – all hailing from the 7th Congressional District’s Williamson and Montgomery Counties – have endorsed the popular state Senator to replace Representative Marsha Blackburn in the U. S. House.
“Having run a business based in Williamson County and as an active member of our county Republican Party, Mark Green is well-known and well-liked in our county,” Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson said in a statement. “I’m proud to support him and look forward to him being our next Congressman representing Williamson County.”
Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett added, “As a successful business leader, physician, and Army veteran, Mark Green knows what it takes to lead. I’ve worked closely with him the last few years for Montgomery County citizens and am confident he will take the effective leadership we’ve seen here to Congress.”
The announcement indicated that this was the first of what will be a series of such endorsements. So far, the list features:
- Williamson County Mayor Rogers Anderson
- Erin Mayor Paul Bailey
- Fairview Mayor Patti Carroll
- Houston County Mayor George Clark
- Ethridge Mayor Robin Cobb
- Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett
- Spring Hill Mayor Rick Graham
- Stewart County Mayor Rickie Joiner
- Lobelville Mayor Robby Moore
- Lawrence County Executive TR Williams
“I’m running for Congress to get the federal government off our communities’ backs so our local leaders can lead the communities they know best. It’s an honor to have the support of mayors from across the 7th district–in both large counties and rural cities,” commented Green.
Green’s campaign points out today’s endorsement marks another in the growing coalition of conservatives who have “coalesced behind Green’s campaign for Congress. Specifically, over 100 conservative leaders across Tennessee recently endorsed his campaign, along with prominent national leaders like U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, Dr. Arthur B. Laffer, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum.”
Since the recent exit of Lee Thomas Miller from the primary contest, Dr. Green is the only Republican running for the nomination to the District 7 congressional seat.
To date, two Democrats – Justin Kanew and Joshua Penfold – are vying for their party’s nomination. Of the two, Kanew seems to have the support of the party faithful, touting a Facebook following of nearly 3400, and over $100,00 raised for his campaign, according the latest available filings.