Collegedale Mayor John Turner Endorses Marc Gravitt

Friday, March 21, 2014
Marc Gravitt, Republican candidate for the District 30 seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, announced he has received the public support and endorsement of Collegedale Mayor John Turner.

"Marc Gravitt is prepared to serve our district and address the priorities of citizens living and working in east Hamilton County," said Mayor Turner. "As a solid conservative businessman and passionate advocate for many civic and charitable causes, Marc understands the issues affecting the average residents in our state.
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As a small business owner in East Ridge for nearly 25 years, Mr. Gravitt decided to seek the Republican nomination for the House District 30 seat after current District 30 Representative Vince Dean announced he will be running for a different elected office.

"I have known Marc for years in the business community, as a member of the local Friends of the NRA, as a dad committed to his family and community, and as a friend," said Mayor Turner.

Mr. Gravitt is a veteran of the U.S. Army and owner of Gravitt Auctions & Appraisals, LLC. He was recently elected president of the Tennessee Auctioneers Association and currently serves as an East Ridge City Councilman.

"I'm humbled by Mayor Turner's endorsement and support, but, most importantly, I'm honored to have the friendship of John and his wife Sherri," said Mr. Gravitt. "Working alongside John on behalf of the Collegedale community will be a privilege."

The Republican primary election for state races is Thursday, Aug. 7, with early voting starting on July 16 and ending on Aug. 2.


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