Knox County Republican vice chair Buddy Burkardt and Knox County chair Ruthie Kuhlman address a large crowd of Republicans.

A  strong turnout tonight occurred at Fountain City Auction, where precinct captains of the Knox County Republican committee met to strategize about the future of the party. In the past, many members of the Republican committee have asked for more interaction with party leaders in the committee. Tonight highlighted the strong commitment from both the chair and vice chair to continue listening to the members and responding in a positive way.