Chamber invites public to talk politics at legislative breakfast

Published 9:27 am Friday, January 16, 2015

The annual Carter County Legislative Breakfast will offer up a hearty helping of eggs and bacon, as well as some political news.
The breakfast will be held this year at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology on Friday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m.
Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce Director Tonya Stevens said the Chamber has invited the local mayors from Carter County, Elizabethton and Watauga, along with state and federal representatives and legislators.
“We have invited all of our representatives to attend,” Stevens said. “Their schedule can always change at the last minute so we hope they will be able to be in attendance with us. Usually if they are unable to attend, a field representative will attend to share information on new legislation.”
So far, Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Sen. Rusty Crowe, Rep. Timothy Hill, Rep. John Holsclaw and Elizabethton Mayor Curt Alexander have confirmed their attendance.
The public is invited to attend the breakfast to meet with the area’s leaders and discuss issues that are important to them.
“The legislative breakfast is always a good opportunity to hear what the officials have to say about what is going on locally and nationally,” Stevens said. “If time permits, there is a question and answer session at the end of the breakfast.”
The annual event is being sponsored by Snap-on Tools, International Paper, East Tennessee State University and Fatz, who will also cater the breakfast. The event is hosted by the Chamber of Commerce and Carter County Tomorrow.
Tickets for the event are $25 and can be purchased at the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, 500 Veterans Memorial Highway. Stevens said tickets could be purchased at the door but would be available only in a limited number.
“I strongly suggest people call in and reserve their tickets or purchase them ahead of time,” Stevens said. “There will only be a limited number available at the door, and when those are gone there will be no more.”
For more information, call 547-3850.

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