Bredesen Drives to Clarksville, Makes First Speech as Former Gov

Former two-term governor Phil Bredesen chose Clarksville for his first public speaking appearance in Tennessee since leaving office, delivering an address at an Economic Growth Summit sponsored by the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Austin Peay State University College of Business Chair of Excellence for Free Enterprise and The Leaf-Chronicle.
From the Leaf-Chronicle’s story:
He discussed the benefits of consolidated government, based on his tenure as mayor of Nashville, and his approach to economic development while governor, which helped bring Hemlock Semiconductor to Clarksville.
“I’m happy to report I even drove myself here,” Bredesen quipped. “It was a little scary, but I made it.”
Bredesen received an enthusiastic applause and a standing ovation from the summit audience. After his presentation, the former two-term governor made an impromptu visit to the Governor’s School for Computational Physics at APSU.
While there, he spoke to students about his background in physics and gave them problems to work out.
He also stopped to take pictures with Governor’s School attendees during a brief power outage.

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