NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) announces today he will sponsor a Get Out the Vote bus tour through the seven counties of his senate district on Monday and Tuesday, October 19 and 20. The tour will stop in each county seat where a short get-out-the-vote rally is planned.
State, local and federal officials are expected to participate, including Governor Bill Lee. The group will tour in an RV driven by Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson (R-Franklin).
Yager said he is very excited about the lineup of candidates and elected officials who have signed on for the tour. The lineup will be announced at a later date.
“We are lining up some of Tennessee’s top officials for the tour and are very excited about the opportunity for local citizens to meet the candidates,” Yager said.
The tour will kick off in Jacksboro Monday morning with subsequent stops in Huntsville, Jamestown and Byrdstown. On Tuesday the tour begins in Wartburg with stops in Kingston and Dayton.
“The 2020 Election is one of the most important elections in recent history,” Yager continued. “Our goal is to build enthusiasm and encourage citizens to let their voice be heard at the polls,” he added.
“I am especially pleased this tour is going to all of our rural counties. We are bringing candidates and key policy makers to the people of the 12th District and invite constituents to be a part of the event to celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans,” he concluded.
The tour coincides with the first full week of early voting. Early voting begins on October 14 and continues through Oct 29. Election Day is November 3.
The two-day tour will also have stops in Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott Counties as follows:
- 10:00 AM EST | Jacksboro | Campbell County Courthouse
- 11:15 AM EST | Huntsville | Huntsville Town Square
- 11:40 AM CST| Jamestown | Historic Courthouse
- 1:15 PM CST | Byrdstown | Byrdstown Activity Park
- 10:00 AM EST | Wartburg | Morgan County Courthouse
- 1:00 PM EST | Kingston | Kingston Park Pavilion
- 3:00 PM EST | Dayton | Rhea County Chamber of Commerce