Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam brought his gubernatorial campaign back to Blount County recently when he toured the Windridge subdivision in West Maryville.
A crowd turned out to walk the neighborhood on Wednesday, Feb. 3, with the candidate and his wife, Crissy Haslam.
“I love coming over to Blount County,” Haslam said. “The people are great, and folks are not afraid to tell you what they think. I have been knocking on doors across the state and have traveled more the 55,000 miles so far in the campaign. There’s nothing like talking to people on their front porches, hearing their ideas and their concerns.”
Haslam said the three things he hears loud and clear every day are worries about the economy and the need for jobs, concerns about the state budget and improving education.
“That’s my focus, and I think my background and experience is exactly what is needed at this critical time for our state,” he said.