Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands may be gearing up to take on Senate Republican Leader Jack Johnson in a primary for State District 27.
Humble’s name is listed by the Williamson County Election Commission as collecting petitions for the GOP primary in the 27th District. Tennessee Stands is notable for their opposition to COVID mandates and advocacy for patient’s rights.
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Litigation. We continue to build our legal fund to take legal action when necessary on behalf of citizens against oppressive and arbitrary power.
Legislation. We work with attorneys and legislators to draft public policy that will further secure our liberty per our guiding principles and uphold the integrity of our Constitution.
Lobbying. We track important bills during each legislative session and work with grassroots organizations across the state to promote the interests of liberty and limited government in the General Assembly.
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Johnson has served in the Tennessee State Senate since 2007 and he became majority leader in 2019. Johnson was last reelected in 2018, defeating his Democrat challenger by more than 34,000 votes.
Johnson’s campaign website provides background about his non-government experience in the financial industry, as well as his work for internet start-up company Takl. “Jack Johnson has over 20 years of hands-on experience in the financial industry, beginning his career with Third National Bank (now SunTrust) as well as working in the asset management division of Pinnacle Financial Partners.” it says. “In late 2015, Jack began work for an internet start-up company based in Brentwood called Takl. Billed as the ‘Uber for odd jobs,’ Takl is an on-demand mobile platform that connects self-employed providers with users who need chores and small jobs completed. The app launched first in Nashville in the summer of 2016 and will soon be available to consumers across the entire country. Jack serves as the Vice President of Public Affairs for the company.”
Humble has made several appearances on The Tennessee Star Report with Michael Patrick Leahy, as has Senator Johnson.
Multiple sources have told The Tennessee Star that the Gary Humble listed on the Williamson County Election Commission list is indeed the same Gary Humble of Tennessee Stands. Several voicemails were left for Humble but he has yet to respond as of this writing.
The Republican primary for the SD-27 occurs on August 4.
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Aaron Gulbransen is a reporter at The Tennessee Star and The Star News Network. Email tips to [email protected] Follow Aaron on GETTR.
Photo “Gary Humble” by Gary Humble and photo “Jack Johnson” by Tennessee General Assembly.