Top Legislators Lining Up Behind Randy Boyd in Latest Round of Endorsements

May 14, 2018

For Immediate Release,
Monday, May 14, 2018


Join More Than 160 Public Officials on Team Boyd

Nashville, Tenn. – Randy Boyd, Republican candidate for Governor, announced today another group of top legislators endorsing his campaign for Governor.

Senate members endorsing Boyd today include Sen. Steve Dickerson from Nashville, Sen. Ed Jackson from Jackson, Sen. Jon Lundberg from Bristol, and Sen. Shane Reeves from Murfreesboro.

House members endorsing Boyd today include Rep. Michael Curcio from Dickson, Rep. Martin Daniel from Knoxville, Rep. Ron Gant from Rossville, Rep. Gerald McCormick from Chattanooga, Rep. Bill Sanderson from Kenton, and Rep. Ron Travis from Dayton

They join previously announced legislative endorsements for Boyd by Sen. Richard Briggs, Sen. Becky Massey, Rep. Kent Calfee, Rep. John Ragan, Rep. Cameron Sexton, and Rep. Eddie Smith. 

In announcing his endorsement, former House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick said: “For me, it boils down to proven conservative leadership, both as a businessman and as a former state commissioner, and someone who has a bold, new vision for our state,” said McCormick. “Randy Boyd is the only candidate who meets both of these criteria, and I fully support him in this race.”

Recently, Boyd announced the support of more than 160 top business leaders across Tennessee, signaling growing momentum and support all across the state from both the public and the private sectors.

“During my time as Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, I established good working relationships with these legislative leaders and have been impressed with their steadfast commitment in keeping Tennessee a business-friendly, low tax state,” said Boyd. “I am thankful for their support and energized by our plans to work together in cutting taxes and red tape and making sure Tennessee remains the best place to live, work, and do business.”

“Each of these legislators works hard every day to represent their constituents, and I welcome their partnership to truly make Tennessee THE State of Opportunity for everyone in our state,” said Boyd.



A successful entrepreneur, business, and philanthropic leader, Boyd is the founder and chairman of Radio Systems Corporation, which is headquartered in Knoxville. First started out of the back of Boyd’s van, the company today produces over 4,600 pet products under brand names such as Invisible Fence, PetSafe, and SportDOG, with more than 700 employees and annual revenues of nearly $500 million.


Boyd previously served in Governor Bill Haslam’s cabinet as the state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, and earlier while serving as the Governor’s Special Advisor on Higher Education was the architect of the state’s Drive to 55 workforce development initiative, and the tnAchieves and Tennessee Promise scholarship programs to help more young people go to technical or
community college tuition-free.


For more information about Randy Boyd and his campaign for Governor, please visit –or like him on Facebook at RandyBoydTN, or follow him on Twitter @RandyBoyd.




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