Eric Watson Named 2013 Housing Hero

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Shown, from left to right, are HBAT Government Relations Susan Ritter, Rep. Eric Watson, HBAT President Mitzi Spann and Ocoee Regional Home Builders President Lake Mantooth.
Shown, from left to right, are HBAT Government Relations Susan Ritter, Rep. Eric Watson, HBAT President Mitzi Spann and Ocoee Regional Home Builders President Lake Mantooth.

Representative Eric Watson of Cleveland was named 2013 Legislator of the year by the Home Builders Association of Tennessee.

Mitzi Spann, president of the Home Builder Association of Tennessee, said, "The purpose of the Housing Hero Award is to honor individuals who have made a significant and lasting contribution in the support of the building industry.  Chairman Eric Watson is a "hero" in our eyes and has diligently worked with us to help protect our industry and keep it strong so home builders can continue to provide quality affordable homes to the citizens of Tennessee."  

"Rep. Eric Watson is a hard worker for Bradley County and we all thank him for the great work he's done for the citizens in our community," said Lake Mantooth, president of the Ocoee Regional Home Builders Association.



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