State Sen. Ken Yager (R-Kingston) recently announced he will sponsor a Get Out the Vote bus tour through the seven counties of his senate district on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 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 Gov. 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 on 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 said.
The tour coincides with the first full week of early voting. Early voting begins on Oct. 14 and continues through Oct 29. Election Day is Nov. 3.
Yager’s stop in Rhea County will take place Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 3 p.m. at the Rhea County Welcome Center, located on Main Street in downtown Dayton.