Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators endorses Fitzhugh for governor

Press release from Craig Fitzhugh campaign

 Memphis, TN – Today, Members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators have formally announced their endorsement for Craig Fitzhugh for Tennessee Governor.  In making the announcement, members called Fitzhugh a long-time ally of the Caucus and said he has worked diligently with black legislators during (his) legislative tenure.

“As one of the senior members of the Tennessee House of Representatives, I can say with no hesitation that Rep. Craig Fitzhugh would be the most qualified and successful Governor. Rep. Fitzhugh’s know-how, his understanding of the state budget, and his state legislative experience are invaluable at this time in Tennessee,”  said Rep. Larry Miller of Memphis.

Chattanooga Rep. JoAnne Favors agreed, “ “Rep. Craig Fitzhugh’s expertise in finance and budgeting has given him a solid understanding of our state’s financial picture and will serve him well as the leader of this state.  A great man, a great leader and an outstanding State Representative – he is the most qualified to be our next Governor.”

“Rep. Craig Fitzhugh embodies what a true Tennessean is – hardworking, a dedicated family man, willing to answer the call when others are in need, and always willing to listen to every voice,” Rep. Rick Staples of Knoxville added.

Rep. Johnny Shaw of Bolivar summed up Fitzhugh’s commitment to the three divisions in the state. “As Governor, Rep. Craig Fitzhugh will serve this state well, making each and every Tennessean his priority. We have long known of his leadership, but for those of us here in West Tennessee, he certainly is our salvation,” said Shaw.

Memphis State Representative Antonio Parkinson says, “While Craig Fitzhugh has the experience necessary to transition right into the governor’s office, I am more impressed by his compassion for the people of Tennessee. He has always been a fighter for working people, public education and healthcare.” “He is the most qualified person to become our governor both professionally and personally.”

3 Responses to Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators endorses Fitzhugh for governor

  • Michael Lottman says:

    Well deserved–a good man that too many people do not know. (Not saying he should or shouldn’t be nominated, just that he deserves far more recognition that he gets.)

  • Leslie Parsley says:

    He is a good man and he has my support.

  • Donna Locke says:

    I would never vote for Fitzhugh, because he is on the wrong side of some things, but I like him okay.

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