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Meet-the-Candidates A Big Success - Roane State Campus, 20 March 2014 PDF Print E-mail

In keeping with our philosophy that our job is to expose you to candidates so you can investigate and decide who or why to vote for them, the Loudon County Democrat Party hosted a Meet-the-Candidates program at Roane State Campus in Lenoir City on Thursday, 20 March 2014.

During this event, we met and listened to six Democratic candidates: two local, two federal, and two state.

The local candidates were Earlena Maples for District 2-A Loudon Co Commissioner, and Joe Kneiser for State House District 32.

The federal candidates were Terry Adams and Gordon Ball for US Senate (Lamar Alexander's seat). During the program, they only had 7 minutes to speak, followed by a brief question and answer session. However, Adams and Ball will both will speak again at our Bean Dinner on April 25th, so please join us at 5:30PM at the Visitors Center in Lenoir City. You will have the opportunity to ask them questions and learn more about their positions on various issues. We have also invited Larry Crim who has declared his candidacy for US Senate, and Gary Davis who is seeking support for this seat as a write-in candidate.

During the Meet-the-Candidates program, we were also honored to present US candidates Cheri Siler (State Senate 7) and Representative Gloria Johnson (State House 13). In her race for State Senate 7, Cheri Siler is facing a Libertarian opponent as well as the incumbent Stacy Campfield. And we were very happy to learn that Gloria Johnson is the #1 most sought-after Republican target to remove from office! Both Siler and Johnson are very qualified Knox-district(s) candidates who we should/could financially support - let's get more Democrats in Nashville!

Thank you to all these candidates for participating in our program.

Meet the US Senate Candidates at our Annual Bean Dinner, on April 25th PDF Print E-mail

So far, three Democratic candidates have declared their candidacy for the Senate seat currently held by Lamar Alexander: Terry Adams, Larry Crim, and Gordon Ball. The Loudon County Democratic Party has invited all three to speak at our annual Bean Dinner on April 25th. At this time, only Adams has confirmed he will attend but our Committee will be following up with Ball and Crim to encourage their participation. You can learn more about these candidates by visiting their web sites:

Terry Adams:
Gordon Ball:
Larry Crim:

So come on out and join fellow Democrats at our annual Bean Dinner. This will be a gathering to enjoy fellowship and good food, and to learn more about our candidates for US Senate. All we ask is that you bring something delicious to share with others.

April 25th at 5:30PM, at the Visitor Center on Highway 321 in Lenoir City.

LCDP Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up in March - Can You Help? PDF Print E-mail

The Loudon County Democratic Party has adopted a portion of Highway 11 and is committed to cleaning up this roadway three to four times a year. Our next clean-up event is on Saturday, March 22nd and we need volunteers to come out and help. This is a great way to help our community and spend time with some fellow democrats!

LCDP Adopt a Highway signWe will gather at 9AM at the West Broadway Baptist Church, located at 1451 W Broadway St, Lenoir City (across from Industrial Park Drive). Please bring gloves with you and be sure to wear closed-toe shoes.

If this will be your first time, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) requires that you watch an important safety video and then sign a Volunteer Release of Liability Statement. Please click here to view the video. After watching the video, click here and read pages 4 thru 6 of the Adopt-a-Highway Information Packet. Then print out the Volunteer Release of Liability Statement (page 7) and fill out and sign the form. If you have a scanner, please scan in your completed Volunteer Release of Liability Statement form and email it to Dixie Damm at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you do not have access to a scanner, just call Dixie at (865) 816-4348 to arrange a way for her to get your form. We must have this paperwork on file before you can help with clean-up.

If you have done this before, please call Eileen Nober to let her know you will be there (we need to know how many volunteers to expect). Eileen's phone number is (865) 635-8058.

To all of you who can come out and help, we send a BIG Thank You!

Mark Your Calendar for our Annual Bean Dinner! PDF Print E-mail

Come join fellow Democrats on April 25th at our annual Bean Dinner, a gathering to enjoy fellowship and good food. All we ask is that you bring something delicious to share with others. Details will soon be posted regarding how to sign up and who our guest speaker(s) will be. For now, just mark your calendars to join us on the evening of April 25th!

Stuart Starr - New Chair of the Loudon County Democratic Party PDF Print E-mail

At the Loudon County Democratic Party meeting on 16 January 2014, our past Chair, Sam Bledsoe, stepped down and the Vice-Chair, Stuart Starr, accepted the position of Chair of the Loudon County Democratic Party (LCDP).

When Sam Bledsoe agreed to take the Chair position in March of 2013, we knew he would only be able to work in this role for a limited time due to other commitments. We thank him for stepping up, and wish him all the very best in the future.

Stuart Starr is fairly new to the LCDP, but has graciously accepted the role. He is a long standing Democrat, however, and is asking for local Democrats to help him at this new task.

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