Cumberland County’s Republican Party welcomes U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn as the keynote speaker for the 2024 Reagan Day Dinner, on Thursday, May 30, 2024, at The Center at Fairfield Glade, located at 128 Stonehenge Drive.

The 6 p.m. dinner will recognize recipients of the Deputy Sheriff and Crossville Police Department Officer of the Year. Three Cumberland County graduating seniors will be awarded the 2024 Carol Conway Memorial Scholarships by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club. U.S. Congressman John Rose, State Senator Paul Bailey, TN House Speaker Cameron Sexton, County Mayor Allen Foster, and City Mayor R.J. Crawford will be in attendance.

Senator Marsha Blackburn was elected by the people of Tennessee in 2018 and is the first woman to represent the Volunteer State in the US Senate. She serves on the Deputy Whip Team and is a member of the Finance Committee; the Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee; the Veterans Affairs Committee; and the Judiciary Committee. She serves as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, and Data Security and the Subcommittee on Human Rights and the Law.

Senator Blackburn dedicates her public service to promoting opportunities for women and making America a more prosperous place to live. She began her career in public service in 1995 when she was named executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission. While later serving in the Tennessee Senate, she led a statewide grassroots campaign to defeat a proposed state income tax. The tax was defeated, and her leadership earned her a reputation as an anti-tax champion. Before her election to the Senate, she represented Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District in the US House of Representatives, where she led the fight for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. She continued her advocacy on behalf of creators and rights-owners, established the bipartisan Songwriters Caucus, and fought for passage of the Music Modernization Act, which revolutionized music licensing processes. In 2016, Marsha won passage of the BOTS Act, which empowered the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to crack down on digital scalpers.

In the Senate, the Senator is a leader in the fight for fiscal responsibility, economic opportunity, and strategic trade policies that advance competition in the United States. She has introduced legislation requiring 1%, 2%, and 5% across-the-board cuts to non-defense, non-veterans, and non-homeland security spending. Her in-depth analyses of the threats to American sovereignty posed by the Chinese Communist Party have prompted Congress to examine legislation countering Beijing’s malign influence on global supply chains and technology infrastructure and within international organizations.

A staunch supporter of the military, the Senator champions policies that support active-duty service members and guardsmen, their families, and their missions at home and abroad. In 2022, she successfully led the fight to repeal the military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate, is a leading advocate for veterans, and has fought tirelessly to expand VA health benefit eligibility through the community care program. Her commitment to protecting quality health care for all Tennesseans motivated the creation of her “Rural Health Agenda,” an innovative series of bills that would expand access, support providers, and assist local leaders in making care provision a crucial aspect of economic development.

The Senator has championed numerous initiatives on behalf of the creative community including the AM/FM Act and the HITS Act, as well as a tax classification fix for self-employed workers that was implemented as part of the CARES Act. She led the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Tech Task Force, a roundtable-style working group dedicated to the examination of technology’s influence on American culture. Her work with the Consumer Protection subcommittee exposed Big Tech’s disregard for privacy and safety and introduced a new era of transparency into the platform-consumer relationship.

Senator Blackburn bases her approach to border policy on the simple truth that until our borders are secure, every town is a border town and every state is a border state. She leads the charge to fully fund the US Border Patrol, restart construction of a physical barrier, and impose harsher criminal penalties for drug smuggling. She continues this fight for law and order on behalf of the thousands of women and girls lost to cross-border human trafficking.

The leadership philosophy of the Senator is based on her experiences in the private sector as a small businesswoman and author, and as a mother and grandmother.

RJ Crawford, Chairman of the Cumberland County Republican Party and City of Crossville mayor, stated, “We appreciate Senator Blackburn’s faithful service as an advocate for all Tennesseans in Washington DC.  She is recognized as a valiant warrior for our state and country and we are honored that she will join us for this important dinner.  We encourage all conservative patriots to attend this special evening for great food and fellowship with like-minded neighbors and friends.”

Those interested should RSVP via email to [email protected]. Tables of 8 are $400 and individual tickets are $55. The RSVP should include a preference for a table or individual tickets including a complete list of guests. You will receive instructions for payment upon receipt of the RSVP. Tickets must be paid before May 20, 2024.




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