Governor Bill Haslam officially endorsed Gary Loe, Republican candidate for State House in District 13, on Friday during a breakfast meet and greet at Rankin Restaurant in Knoxville.
“Having strong leaders in the state legislature is incredibly important, and I know I can count on Gary Loe’s thoughtful approach to tackle tough issues,” said Governor Bill Haslam. “Gary Loe has a true servant’s heart, and works hard on behalf of Knox County every day. I am happy to offer my endorsement and support to Gary Loe for State Representative.”
“I am gratified by the endorsement of Governor Haslam,” said Loe. “If the voters decide to send me to the state legislature, I will be committed to working with the Governor to create a better environment for economic growth in Knoxville and throughout our state. The Governor’s endorsement of my candidacy is much appreciated, and will help keep our campaign’s momentum going.”
Gary Loe is a local small business owner and attained NCAA All-American honors in track and field, and lettered at The University of Tennessee. Loe’s campaign has been focused on how to create a better economic environment for Knoxville and had the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). District 13 includes portions of Knox County and is being vacated by Democrat Harry Tindell.