NEWPORT—Traversing across East Tennessee this week, Tennessee House Speaker and Republican gubernatorial candidate Beth Harwell visited Newport for several hours on Tuesday evening.
During her time in Newport, Harwell visited the Newport Kiwanis Club’s annual Bean Dinner, as well as spoke to members of the Cocke County Republican Party.
Over the past few days, Harwell has spent time in several communities in upper East Tennessee, including Kingsport, Greeneville and Mountain City.
Harwell (R-Nashville) has spent the past seven years as Speaker of the House in the Tennessee General Assembly, and says she hopes to make that experience count for her during a crowded race for the August Republican Primary and nomination for the November General Election. Five other candidates have come out to join the pursuit for the Republican nomination in August, as well as two others seeking the Democratic nomination.
“I think while I’ve been speaker, I’ve helped lead on some of our state’s boldest, most successful reform movements when it comes to education, tax reform and a number of other things,” Harwell