Personal Endorsements

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Janet Testerman
Honored to add Janet Testerman’s endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you! Click to play video

Eric Botts
Honored to add the endorsement of Eric Botts, one of Knox County’s top leaders of “40 under 40” and Leadership Knoxville. His support of our campaign for Knox County Mayor is humbling. Thank you sir! Click to play video

Joe McCamish
Honored to add the endorsement of my friend Joe McCamish for our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you! Click to play video

Ken Palmer
Proud to add Navy Veteran Ken Palmer's endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. I have known Ken for over 50 years. He is a true man of his word. Thank you sir! Click to play video

My Mom
Many of you know my Mom or maybe over the last few years you have just gotten to know her. She and her Boston Terrier Muffin made a video for our campaign. Click to play video

John Julies
Former UT Football Coach John Julies has been a friend for years. He is one of those guys that gives everyone a nickname. When I owned the Knoxville Cherokees for 8 years he came to all the games and he christened me "Hockey Jockey." He is the only person that ever called me that, but it always gives me a smile. Proud to add him to the list of people endorsing our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

Kent Leadbetter
Thank you businessman Kent Leadbetter for your endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor! I am proud of my 40 plus years of business experience and community involvement in Knox County. Together we can accomplish a lot. Click to play video

Kim Thomas
Many of you know my wife Kim. She was a TV anchor here in Knoxville for many years. She served on many non-profit boards and was very active in the community. If we are fortunate enough to be elected to lead Knox County in the next four years she has plans to lead the way in making a difference for those in need. Today she wanted to have her say about the upcoming eleection. Click to play video

Michael Torano
Thank you Michael Torano for expressing your support and endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor! I am humbled by the tremendous outpouring of support. Click to play video

Craig Jenkins
‪I appreciate the endorsement from businessman and entrepreneur Craig Jenkins. He understands the experience it takes to make decisions on a budget of $800M. Click to play video

Rick Acuff
Proud to add Rick Acuff to our list of supporters endorsing our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Rick is a lifelong Knox County native, a hard-working man with a great family - and that is exactly what makes up the backbone of Knox County. Thank you sir! Click to play video

VFL Joe Thompson
Honored to add VFL Joe Thompson to our list of supporters endorsing our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Joe was a standout wide receiver in the early 70s for the Vols and a great friend of mine since then. Click to play video

My grandchildren
My grandchildren saw all the people endorsing our campaign for Knox County Mayor and they wanted to do the same. This was so sweet of them I had to share. Click to play video

Daisy
‪Many of you have gotten to know Daisy from my pictures of the two of us getting coffee on the weekends. Today she wanted to shoot a video! Click to play video

Stan Hurt
Proud to have the support and endorsement of successful Knox County businessman Stan Hurt in our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you! Click to play video

Ed Brantley
It has been my privilege to work alongside Ed Brantley for many years. He is a highly respected man, a broadcasting legend, a strong community leader and the man that started Coats for the Cold. His endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor means a lot to me. Thank you! Click to play video

Con Hunley
First time I ever heard Con Hunley sing was at the Corner Lounge over 40 years ago. From those humble beginnings he went on to worldwide fame, but he never forgot where "home" was. I am honored to add Con's endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

Butch Hofferbert
One of the most honorable and Godly men I know is Butch Hofferbert. His heart is as big as the ocean. I am so grateful to have his support of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

Gary Adkins
Gary Adkins and I have been friends for over 40 years. He is a former broadcaster turned attorney now with Bill Hotz and Associates. I am proud to add his endorsement to our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

George Massengill
George Massengill is a friend who as a singer and musician leading the Chillbillies has entertained many in East Tennessee while in his day job he has helped hundreds suffering from addiction. I am proud to add his endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you! Click to play video

Marilyn Julies
Proud to add the endorsement of my friend Marilyn Julies, the daughter of former U.S. Marshall and Blount County Sheriff L. B. Sutton to our list of supporters. Thank you! Click to play video

J. B. Mize
I am humbled to add respected Ft. City businessman J. B. Mize to the number of Knox County citizens endorsing our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you sir! Click to play video

Gunner
Gunner has been a great friend for many years. Together we have raised a lot of money for many worthwhile organizations, seen a lot of great artists come through East Tennessee, but most importantly we have the same love for this place we call home and a great respect for our Veterans. I am very proud to add his endorsement of our campaign for Knox County Mayor Click to play video

Chuck Severance
Proud to add the endorsement video of a friend from one of Knox County's families that has a long history of giving back to the citizens. Thank you Chuck Severance for endorsing our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Great video! Watch it to the end! Click to play video

Brooke Brummitt
I am so proud of my daughter Brooke Brummitt...the woman she has become, the family she has made with Logan Brummitt and the mother she is to my grandchildren. I am so touched by the video she sent me for our campaign. Click to play video

Leroy Thompson
I a honored to have the support of my friend and football great Leroy Thompson. Leroy was an standout at Austin-East HS then went on to lead Penn State and was drafted into the NFL. He had an outstanding career with the Pittsburgh Steelers as well with the New England Patriots. Click to play video

Pete Michaels
Pete Michaels has been flying over Knoxville for 40 years keeping us all safe in our daily commute. He has been a friend for 40 years as well. I am honored to have his personal endorsement for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

Billy Dyke
Proud to have the endorsement and support of Billy Dyke former Smokies Baseball Assistant GM and Knox County businessman. Click to play video

Dr. Jerry Vittatoe
I am humbled to add Dr. Jerry Vittatoe, the retired Pastor of Clear Springs Baptist Church as a supporter of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you sir. Click to play video

Jennifer Holder
I would like to thank Knoxville businesswoman Jennifer Holder for her support of our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

Doug "Snapper" Morgan
I am proud to have the support of my friend and Vietnam Veteran Doug "Snapper" Morgan in our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Thank you for your service sir. Click to play video

Patti Bounds
Honored to have the support of my friend & Knox County School Board Chair Patti Bounds in our campaign for Knox County Mayor. Click to play video

Cylk Cozart
Honored to have the support of my friend Cylk Cozart, award-winning actor and Knox County native. Click to play video

Phil Leadbetter
The first of many videos from our supporters! Thanks to Phil Leadbetter one of the award-winning dobro players in the world! Click to play video