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Local business and community leaders attend 2020 Legislative Breakfast

Nearly 70 local business and community leaders gathered Friday morning in Elizabethton at the Tennessee Center for Applied Technology (TCAT) to attend the 2020 Legislative Breakfast sponsored by the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce.
Much of the focus was on U.S. Congressman Phil Roe, who will be retiring at the end of the year after serving Tennessee’s First Congressional District since 2009. Elected officials offered their well-wishes to Roe as he steps down at the end of the 116th Congress.
Also attending the event were Tennessee State Senator Rusty Crowe and 4th District Representative John Holsclaw. U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn provided a video and had a representative at the event. A video was also sent by newly-elected 3rd District Representative Scotty Campbell. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Elizabethton Mayor Curt Alexander also sent representatives. The National Anthem was performed by the Elizabethton High School choir under the direction of Debbie Gouge and WJHL’s Josh Smith moderated the event. Sponsors for this year’s Legislative Breakfast included TCAT, International Paper, Snap-on, The Coffee Company, and Fatz.