Stealth contest no more? Boyd puts out 2-week schedule

Tennessee gubernatorial candidates talk education during SCORE event at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, January 23, 2018. (Photo credit: Belmont Univeristy)

For reasons that haven’t been entirely clear, most of the candidate running for governor this year have kept their whereabouts a closely-guarded secret from the media and the public at large. That appears to finally be changing among the Republican field as we head into the final 45 days before early voting gets underway.

Franklin businessman Bill Lee’s campaign has begun putting out more detailed calendars about where the Republican will be campaigning, while U.S. Rep. Diane Black’s camp has announced occasional one-off events. For House Speaker Beth Harwell it’s mostly been radio silence. But Knoxville businessman Randy Boyd took a major step in scheduling transparency by releasing a detailed list of events he is holding as part of his 95-county bus tour over the next two weeks.

Here’s the schedule for the first two weeks of Boyd’s tour that kicks off Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 30

9:30 am – 10:30 am. Sevier County: Sevier County Courthouse.
11:30 am – 1 pm. Blount County: Theatre in the Park.
2 pm – 3:30 pm Loudon County: The Venue at Lenoir City.
4:30 pm – 6 pm. Monroe County: Tellico Plains Community Center.

Thursday, May 31
8 am – 9 am. Polk County: Burgess Feed & Farm Supplies.
10:30 am – 11:30 am. Bradley County: Bradley County Courthouse Plaza.
12:30 pm – 2 pm. Hamilton County: Randy Boyd Chattanooga Campaign HQ.
3 pm – 4 pm. Marion County: Marion County Courthouse.
5 pm – 6:30 pm. Sequatchie County: Land’s Restaurant.

Friday, June 1

8 am – 9 am. Rhea County: Rhea County Welcome Center.
10 am – 11 am. Meigs County.
12:30 pm – 2 pm. McMinn County: Athens Downtown Market Park.
4 pm – 5 pm. Anderson County: Museum of Appalachia.

Saturday, June 2
11:30 am – 1 pm. Knox County: Long’s Drugs Store.
2 pm – 3 pm. Knox County: Fountain City Park.

Monday, June 4
8:30 am – 10 am. Shelby County: Millington City Hall.
Noon – 1:30 pm. Fayette County: Fayette County Courthouse.
3 pm – 4 pm. Hardeman County.
5:30 pm – 7 pm. McNairy County: Selmer City Park.

Tuesday, June 5
8:30 am – 10 am. Hardin County: Tennessee River Museum.
11:30 am – 1 pm. Wayne County: Waynesboro City Park.
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm. Lewis County.

Wednesday, June 6
8:30 am – 10 am: Giles County: Soda Pop Junction.
11:30 am – 1 pm Marshall County: Flat Rock Farm.
2:30 pm – 4 pm. Moore County.
5 pm – 6:30 pm. Lincoln County.

Thursday, June 7
9 am – 10 am. Benton County: Benton County Courthouse.
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm. Humphreys County: Meriwether Lewis Electric.

Saturday, June 9
June 9, 2018, 11 am – 12:30 pm. Shelby County.

2 Responses to Stealth contest no more? Boyd puts out 2-week schedule

  • Linda C says:

    Maybe the candidates are just being wise. There’s a lot of crazy people out there! Also, this article is a bit slanted. Are the Democratic party contenders putting out itineraries?

    • Erik Schelzig says:

      Democrats Karl Dean and Craig Fitzhugh also only put out their schedules in fits and spurts. At this rate, my unscientific schedule transparency ranking would be: 1. Boyd, 2. Lee, 3. Fitzhugh, 4. Black, Dean (tie). 6. Harwell.

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