Hilleary kicks off 'Fresh Start Tennessee' tour

From Staff Reports

   Congressman Van Hilleary, the Republican candidate for governor, launches his campaign today with a non-traditional announcement tour. Hilleary will spend the first days of his official campaign in small Tennessee towns, family homes and local businesses across the state.
   "It's time to restore Tennesseans' trust in state government, and the best way to do that is to sit down with people in their offices, schools, churches and at their kitchen tables to talk about what matters most to them -- jobs, education and security," Hilleary said.
   "I am excited about this campaign, because I'm going to have an opportunity to look Tennesseans in the eye and tell them they can trust Van Hilleary to give Tennessee a fresh start."
   Hilleary will kick-off his tour tonight surrounded by family and friends at a potluck dinner in his hometown of Spring City, Tenn. Monday morning, he will make his first announcement around a kitchen table with the Cassell family in Bluff City, 203 Apple Ridge Drive, followed by a tour of a high-tech company in Rockford and a press conference at the new headquarters of a Chattanooga business.
   At a get-together with Smyrna firefighters Tuesday morning, Hilleary plans to discuss homeland security issues. From there, he will head to an elementary school in Jackson to talk about his vision for education in Tennessee. Finally, Hilleary will stand in the square of Collierville where he will speak to folks about leadership, trust and a fresh start for Tennessee.
   Congressman Ed Bryant will join Hilleary in Collierville to show his support.