Tennessee state Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) is scheduled to host a fundraiser on Sunday in Franklin.
Johnson will host the event, titled Boots & Jeans, BBQ & Beans, at 4 p.m. Sunday, at the Factory at Franklin – Liberty Hall, according to his campaign’s website.
Johnson told The Tennessee Star Tuesday that this is an annual event he holds for his state senate campaign.
“This being an election year it is a giant pep rally for the Republican ticket in Tennessee showing our support for President Donald Trump and our U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty and all Republican candidates on ballot,” Johnson said.
“I am very excited this year that everyone who is on the ballot in Williamson County will be at my event except for President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.”
Scheduled guests, according to Johnson’s campaign website, include Hagerty, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and U.S. Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-07).
Organizers are asking $50 per ticket, according to Johnson’s website.
“We will have live music from the Austin Brothers band and barbeque from Martin’s Bar-B-Que, [and this will be] a very casual family friendly event,” Johnson said.
“There will be speeches, but we take pride in keeping the program short because we like people to visit and fellowship and enjoy each other’s company.”
Johnson told The Star Tuesday that Liberty Hall is a large venue. Because of COVID-19, organizers will spread out tables and encourage attendees to social distance as best as they can, Johnson said.
As The Star reported in August, Tennessee Republicans elected Hagerty as their nominee to compete in November’s general election.
Hagerty wants to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN).
Also, as reported that month, Hagerty’s opponent, U.S. Senate Democratic nominee Marquita Bradshaw, is an environmental activist, social justice advocate, and a former AFL-CIO organizer.
Johnson, according to his website, graduated from Texas State University represents the 23rd District, which includes all of Williamson County.
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