WHEN: June 4, 2016
Reception: 5:30 PM (open to all dinner attendees)
Dinner: 6:00 PM
WHERE: MeadowView Conference Center, 1901 Meadowview Pkwy, Kingsport, TN 37660
Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee
Mark Norris, Majority Leader of the Tennessee State Senate
Tre Hargett, Secretary of State in Tennessee
Bob Davis, Former Chairman, Tennessee Republican Party
Sullivan County, Tennessee, May 4, 2016 – The Sullivan County Republican Party has scheduled its 2016 Reagan Day Dinner. The event is held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2016, at Meadowview Convention Center located in Kingsport, Tennessee. The program at this year’s event gives tribute to Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and will include speakers that hold a unique bond with our special guest.
“Governor Ron Ramsey has been a visionary leader striving for Republican majorities in Nashville. He achieved these goals and gratefully served all of Tennessee as Lieutenant Governor for ten years,” said Jack Young, Sullivan County Republican Party Chairman. Friends of Ron Ramsey will be the speakers at the 2016 Reagan Day Dinner and will make it an amazing event.” Announced speakers include Bill Haslam, Governor of Tennessee, Mark Norris, Majority Leader of the Tennessee State Senate, and Bo Watson, Speaker Pro Tempore of the Tennessee State Senate.
About Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey
The Honorable Ron Ramsey, Lieutenant Governor for the State of Tennessee has built a reputation as the leading voice for economic growth in the General Assembly. Ton Ramsey has been named “The Best Lawmaker for business in Tennessee” by the Business Tennessee magazine for his success in passing pro-growth policy to improve the state’s business climate. A small business owner himself, Ramsey believes job growth must be the top priority for state government.
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey was born in Sullivan County attending Sullivan Central High School and graduating from ETSU in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science in Building Construction Technology. He uses that education to manage his own real estate and auction company – Ron Ramsey and Associates, a well-respected land company.
He is a member of the advisory board of the Farm Credit Association, a former president of the Blountville Business Association, and a former president and current member of the Bristol TN-VA Association of Realtors. He currently works as a real estate broker and an auctioneer.
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1992 and served two terms. During his time as a state representative, Ramsey represented the First District, composed of Sullivan County. In 1996, he was elected to the State Senate representing Tennessee’s Fourth District, comprised of Sullivan, Johnson and portions of Carter County.
In 2007, Ramsey garnered the support of all the GOP Senators and one Democratic Senator in the vote for speakership of the Senate. This was a historic GOP takeover, also results in his becoming Lt. Governor. In the 2008 elections, which saw major Republican losses country wide, Ramsey led the Tennessee’s Republicans in gaining three Senate seats and a solid five-seat majority. Ramsey was reelected as Speaker of the Senate of the 106th General Assembly in 2009 by a vote of 19-14, making him the longest serving Republican Lieutenant Governor in Tennessee state history, and the only one since the speaker was granted the additional title of Lieutenant Governor by state statute. He is the first Republican Senate Speaker in 140 years and the first from Sullivan County in over 100 years. After leading Senate Republicans to an unprecedented 26 to 7 supermajority in the 2012 election, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey was elected to his fourth term as Speaker of the Senate in 2013.
In August 2008, Lt. Governor Ramsey was elected Chairman of the Tennessee delegation to the Republican National Convention.
In 2009, he was named National Chairman of the Republican Lt. Governor’s Association and continues to serve on the Board of Directors.
In 2011, he was named to the Board of Directors of the National Conference of State Legislators.
In 2013, GOPAC named Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to their Legislative Leaders Advisory Board.
Prior to becoming Speaker, Lt. Governor Ramsey served as Majority Leader and Caucus Chairman of the Senate Republican Caucus and is also the former Chairman of the Senate Environment Committee.
The Lt. Governor is a proud member of Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church where he serves as a Sunday school teacher.
He resides in Blountville with his wife Sindy. The Ramsey’s family consists of three daughters: Tiffany, Sheena, and Madison, three sons-in-law, Dustin, Kenny, and A.J., and five grandchildren: Parker, Briggs, Graham, Anders, and the newest addition, a granddaughter: Sadie Rhea.
For more information about Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey, please see his profile at http://ltgov.tn.gov/.
About the Sullivan County Reagan Day Dinner
The Sullivan County Reagan Day Dinner honors the life of our 40th President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, and celebrates the recent accomplishments of the Sullivan County Republican Party and it’s members. The event serves as the Party’s only fundraiser, raising funds to support local Republican candidates in Sullivan County.
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