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Ramsey to speak to Wilson County Conservatives Saturday

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The Honorable Ron Ramsey, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Tennessee and current Republican candidate for Governor, will be the guest speaker at the monthly Wilson County Conservatives meeting on Saturday, Feb. 6. 

Ramsey was first elected to serve two terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives and, in 1996, won election to the State Senate, representing Johnson and Sullivan counties. As the Senate’s leading Republican, Ramsey engineered an historic GOP takeover of the chamber and was elected Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor in 2007. He is the first GOP Senate Speaker in Tennessee in 140 years. 

In the 2008 elections, which saw Republicans suffer major losses across the country, Ramsey led Tennessee’s Republicans to a gain of three Senate seats and a solid five seat majority. 

In August 2008, Ramsey was elected Chairman of the Tennessee delegation to the Republican National Convention and in January 2009, the Republican Lt. Governor’s Association named Ramsey their national Chairman, in charge of strategic and fundraising efforts nationwide to elect more Republican lieutenant governors.

Wilson County Conservatives will meet at 9:15 a.m. at Logan’s Roadhouse Grill in the Providence MarketPlace in Mt. Juliet. For questions or directions, email

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