Representative Joe Carr announced on Thursday his candidacy for the 4th
decision follows a successful exploratory phase chaired by prominent business leaders, Lee Beaman and
Dr. Nate Schott. In just six weeks, Rep. Carr’s exploratory committee raised over $205,000 (nearly double the
amount raised by incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais during the most recent filing period).
“Ginny and I are humbled by the outpouring of encouragement and financial support over the past
several weeks. We are grateful for those who served on our exploratory committee and for so many
friends who have demonstrated their confidence in me,” Rep. Carr said.
“I am running for Congress because our country is in crisis and Tennesseans are hungry for strong,
principled, conservative leadership. Our families face chronic unemployment and our leaders in
Washington are taking us down a path of decay and financial ruin. Washington is paralyzed because our
representatives are more interested in themselves than the people they represent. The Obama
administration and their liberal allies in Washington continually assault our rights and freedoms
guaranteed by the Constitution. The only way to change the culture in Washington, is to change the men
and women we send there.”
Rep. Carr’s Exploratory Committee Chairman Lee Beaman, praised the decision and pointed to Rep. Carr’s proven
record in the state house as indicative of the strong, principled leadership he will bring to Washington.
“Rep. Carr led the fight to curb illegal immigration, abolish the death tax, protect the second
and secure funding for the desperately needed MTSU science building,” Mr. Beaman said.
outstanding leadership in introducing and fighting for economic reforms in the General Assembly has
helped Tennessee become the fourth
most business-friendly state in the nation. If there’s one thing I know
about Joe Carr, it’s that he’s a proven conservative leader and fighter. He will shake
up Washington, DC.”
“I will lead with integrity and advance the conservative movement in Washington,” Rep. Carr said. “I will
continue fighting for the Constitution and the first principles that made our country great: personal
responsibility, individual liberty, and limited government. Additionally, I will stand firm in defense of the second
amendment against the assault from the Obama administration. We must protect the gun rights of
law abiding citizens; otherwise the rest of the Bill of Rights and our status as a free society will be in
Rep. Carr, a 1981 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, is a business consultant who helps
companies become more energy efficient. Additionally, he and his wife Ginny own and operate Cedar
Snag Farms in Lascassas.
He was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008 and currently serves as chairman of the
Local Government subcommittee.
He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and
member of the National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee Right to Life, Rutherford
County Chamber of Commerce, Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raider Athletic Association and
supporter of Greenhouse Ministries. He is also an accomplished private pilot and member of the
Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association.
Rep. Carr has been married to Ginny for 30 years, and they have three children, Erin, Maddie and Joe,
Jr. Ginny and Joe also have a grandson, Colby. He has lived in Rutherford County since he was a
young boy and his family roots go back five generations in Rutherford County. The Carrs are members of Believers Chapel in Murfreesboro.
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