Haslam campaign release:
NASHVILLE – Crissy Haslam, wife of Knoxville Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam, visited Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University today, the first in a series of individual campaign visits she will take across the state in the next weeks leading up to Election Day on Nov. 2.
Crissy Haslam made several individual state-wide campaign stops during the primary campaign as well, meeting with various education, business and non-profit leaders, and local Republican women groups. During the next weeks, she will be making campaign visits focusing on her interests and passion for children’s issues and education.
Crissy Haslam toured Nashville’s Children’s Hospital today, including the Emergency Services Department and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, before sitting down with hospital officials for a meeting regarding child obesity initiatives at the hospital.
On Friday, she will attend and speak at a political meet and greet in Erwin before knocking on business doors along Erwin’s Main Street, followed by various K-12 school visits in northeastern Tennessee.
“I’ve been with Bill just about every step of the way through the Primary and up to now, but now, when I have the time, I’ll make some of my own visits to learn and discuss more about the issues facing Tennessee children,” Crissy said. “Bill is focused on making Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for jobs, and that all starts with workforce development, which starts at the beginning with educating our children.
“I want to learn more about what challenges and opportunities Tennessean children are faced with everyday,” she added.
“A candidate could not ask for a better spouse on the trail than Crissy, and I’m very indebted to her for her support,” Bill Haslam said. “She is a tremendous advocate for children’s issues, and I know she’s looking forward to getting out there and learning more about the issues.”
Bill and Crissy Haslam have been married 29 years, and they have three grown children: Annie, Leigh and Will, who is married to their daughter-in-law Hannah.