The Cumberland County Republican Women hosted Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton as a guest speaker for their January kickoff meeting. Attendees engaged in a question and answer session with the Crossville state representative on a variety of topics including gun rights and ‘red flag’ laws, choice lanes on Tennessee highways, state participation in the Tennessee Titans stadium, teachers requiring students to use preferred pronouns, state funding of Tennessee schools, potential nullification of federal legislation, illegal immigration impacts to the state and the governor’s scholarship initiative to provide opportunities for students in poorly performing schools.

In addition to Representative Sexton’s question and answer session, Kelli Tipton Buchannon and Sandy Gilbert introduced themselves as candidates in the upcoming election for assessor of property.

Local 6th grade student Crecia Clouse shared her prize-winning essay ‘How America Inspires You”.

Club member Mary Kopmeier also shared voter registration and education initiatives at her church.

The next meeting of the Cumberland County Republican Women will be on February 1, 2024, at 5:30 pm at Crossville TCAT on Miller Avenue.  The guest speakers include William Stepp, Cumberland County Director of Schools, and Robbie Casteel, CCS College, Career, and Technical Education Coach.

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club encourages all citizens to be registered by February 5, 2024, to participate in the upcoming March 5, 2024, primary election.

The Cumberland County Republican Party is hosting a Candidate Forum where the public can meet all candidates on the ballot. The event will be at the Cumberland County Community Complex located at 1398 Livingston Avenue in Crossville on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, starting at 6 p.m.

In the picture – Crecia Clouse with Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton