Press Release –
After filing a petition with the Williamson County Election Commission last week, Gary Humble is now officially announcing his candidacy for Tennessee State Senate District 27.
For almost two years now, Gary Humble has served as the Executive Director for Tennessee Stands, an organization that has been highly engaged in pushing back against government overreach, requirements for masks from departments of health, county mayors, and schools, and vaccination requirements for employment.
Humble championed legislation with Sen. Janice Bowling in 2021 that restricted the state of Tennessee or any government agency from mandating a vaccine for COVID-19.
Additionally, Tennessee Stands supporters across the state – some 20,000 strong – along with other conservative groups pushed for the General Assembly to call itself into a special session in October 2021 where sweeping reforms were passed protecting employees across the state from vaccination requirements and getting rid of mask mandates in schools. But Humble says that the work is not yet finished.
Beyond issues with healthcare mandates, Humble has pushed for election reform and to keep programs like critical race theory out of our public schools.
When asked why he decided to jump into the race, Humble answered, “We need real leadership at the Capitol. Showing up to vote on half measures and quasi-conservative legislation is not leadership. I am running to represent the people of Williamson County, not the next special interest lobbyist that walks through my door.”
Gary Humble will challenge 16-year incumbent, Jack Johnson, currently the Republican Majority Leader of the Tennessee State Senate and now running for his fifth term in office. Since taking office, Johnson has never been challenged in a Republican primary election. The state primary elections will be held on August 4th.
To find out more, visit www.garyhumbleforsenate.com.