Dan Howell Announces Campaign For State House

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Dan Howell
Dan Howell

Dan Howell, longtime executive assistant to Bradley County Mayor Gary Davis, and a member of the Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee, announced his campaign for State House District 22. He has taken a leave of absence from his job in the county mayor's office.

Mr. Howell said, "The community of Southeast Tennessee has stood by my family and me in the midst of some very trying times. As they loved and ministered to us during those times, I determined if I were ever given the opportunity to repay this community I would take it. That is why, today, I am announcing my campaign for State Representative. It is not a stepping-stone to another position or career path; I see it simply as an opportunity to serve the community I love.

"I believe true public service is an honorable thing, and that we must preserve the future for our children and grandchildren. I will fight for lower taxes, less government, the sanctity of all human life, the sanctity of marriage, and our Second Amendment rights. I have the courage to hold firm to my beliefs, and I promise to serve the good people of Southeast Tennessee with principled leadership and integrity.

"Southeast Tennessee has always had good, conservative representation in Nashville, and I look forward to continuing that tradition."

District 22 covers parts of Bradley County, and all of Polk and Meigs counties.

For the past five years, Mr. Howell has served Bradley County, Tennessee as executive assistant to the county mayor. He has also served on the Chamber of Commerce Board, the Cleveland/Bradley Greenway Board, and the county Storm Water Advisory Board, as well as directed the county’s Three Star Program. Since 2010, he has served Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, and Polk counties on the Tennessee Republican Party State Executive Committee.

The seat is now held by Rep. Eric Watson, but he plans to run for sheriff.

Bradley County Commission Vice Chairman Adam Lowe earlier got into the race.  


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