Let’s talk swag bags. Knox County’s GOP had there Lincoln Day Dinner and there were Swag bags for each seat. Candidates running for an office are allowed to donate an item to each bag as a way to get their names out to the attendees. I like seeing the different items that people put in, but I think we should put things that represent their personalities instead of the normal same ole stuff. I mean, lets be serious, you can only have so many bumper stickers. So here is what was in the bags. The bags themselves were donated by R. Larry Smith who is running for County Commissioner at Large seat 11.
Sherry Witt, running for Knox County Clerk , donated a shopping list.
Scott Smith, running for Circuit Court Clerk, donated a Mailer with a tape measuring saying the other candidates don’t “measure up”.
Glenn Jacobs, running for Knox County Mayor, donated a Pizza slicer with saying “slicing pizza and Taxes”.
Bo Bennett, running for Circuit Court Clerk, donated a Bo Bennett Sticker with a piece of candy.
Diane Black, running for Governor, donated a mailer.
Julia Hurley donated a giant sticker of the cities nicknames.
Vito Sagliano, running for Congress, donated a dog tag with the logo “A Veteran For the Veterans”.
Justin Biggs, running for County Commision and Large Seat 11, donated a koozie with his slogan on the back “Go Biggs or Go Home”.
Larsen Jay, running for County Commission at Large seat 10, donated a chip clip with a magnet on the back.
Tom Spangler, running for Knox County Sheriff, donated a blue round chip clip with his slogan “Tested, Proven, & Committed”.
Robert Carter donated a koozie with the Mortgage Investors Group logo and website on it.
Randy Smith, running for re-election for Knox County Commissioner District 3, donated a mailer with the slogan “Keep Moving Forward”.
Brad Anders, running for Knox County Mayor, donated a pad of paper with his website on it and his phone number.
Nick McBride, running for Register of Deeds, donated a pad of paper.
Mike Hammond, running for Knox County Criminal Court Clerk, donated a card with all the election dates on the back with his slogan “Dedicated to Serve. Definitive Solutions. Better Courts.”
Charlie Susano, running for Circuit Court Clerk, donated his mailer with a quote on the front “As a lifelong Knoxvillian, I will work hard to make the Circuit Court Clerk’s office run as efficiently as possible…always remembering that job number one is serving the people of Knox County to the best of our ability” and a family photo on the back.
Larry Smith, running for County Commission at Large seat 11, donated his push card with his qualifications, boards he’s been on, a plan for Knox County, and a pen with his logo on it. He also donated the actual bags for the swag.
Ted Hatfield donated a reminder that he is the State Executive Committeeman for District 6.
Ronnie Rochelle, running for County Commissioner at Large seat 10, donated a mailer with his website on it and thanking Congressman Duncan for his service.
Bill Lee, running for Governor, donated his bumper sticker.
Randy Boyd, running for Governor, donated his push card with why he is running for Governor and ways you can help him on the back.
Marsha Blackburn, running for U.S. Senate, donated her push card with her slogan “It’s Time for Republicans to act like Republicans” and on the back the platform “No Compromise. No Apologies”.
Tim Wheeler, running for Circuit Court Clerk, donated a pad of paper with his slogan on the bottom “Experience, Knowledge, Accountability….The Right Choice”.
Randy Pace donated his card with his slogan “I am here to Volunteer”.
Redhead promotions, donated a fan that you can attach to your cell phone
Lee Tramel, running for Sheriff, donated a cloth to wipe your sunglass or glasses.
And that was all that was in MY bag. Hope you enjoyed getting to see a sneak peak of what was in there!