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Carr Raises $200K for Congressional Campaign

News release from Rep. Joe Carr exploratory campaign:
(Lascassas, TN) – Local businessman and state representative Joe Carr announced today his Exploratory Committee for Congress raised over $200,000 in his effort to become Tennessee’s next congressman from the 4th district. The Rutherford County native remarked how humbled he was for the outpouring of support.
“This certainly sends a great signal that Tennesseans are interested in a Joe Carr for Congress candidacy,” Carr said. “I can’t tell you how appreciative I am of friends and neighbors who believe in me, and I don’t take their trust in me lightly.”
In just six weeks the Joe Carr for Congress Exploratory Committee led by prominent Republican businessman and fundraiser Lee Beaman, raised a total of $205,479. “These strong numbers prove that people are devoted to Joe Carr, just as Joe Carr is committed to the conservative movement,” said Beaman.
“I have a good idea what it takes to get your message out to the people; hard work, smart planning and enough gas in the tank to make a campaign of this magnitude successful,” Carr remarked. “We’re a step closer to making a final decision on whether to jump in, but I can tell you one thing, all indications point to that direction.”
Carr, a 1981 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with 60 hours of graduate work is a consultant assisting industrial companies in the reduction of their electrical energy costs. In addition he and his wife Ginny own Cedar Snag Farms in Lascassas.
Carr was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008 and currently serves as Chairman of the Government Sub Committee. He is a member of the National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee Right to Life, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raider Athletic Association, and Greenhouse Ministries. Carr is also an accomplished private pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association.
Carr has been married for 30 years to his wife Ginny, and they have three children, Erin, Maddie, and Joe, Jr. In addition he is a proud grandfather. Joe has lived in Rutherford County since he was a young boy and his family roots go back five generations in Rutherford County. Joe, Ginny and Joe Jr. are members of Believers Chapel in Murfreesboro.

Joe Carr Sets Up Exploratory Committee for 4th Congressional District Race

News release from state Rep. Joe Carr:
Lascassas, Tenn.–State Representative Joe Carr, from Tennessee’s 48th District has announced the formation of a campaign exploratory steering committee focused on testing the waters in a potential bid for Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District. The district stretches across 16 counties in southern middle and east Tennessee. The exploratory committee will be tasked with determining the viability of a successful run to replace U.S. Congressman Scott DeJarlais in the 2014 Republican Primary.
“The formation of the exploratory committee is in response to an outpouring of people from all across the 4th congressional district, asking me to consider running for this office. The voters have told me that a trust has been violated. The voters want someone who not only lives by their values but will fight for them. The time for back slapping good ole boy politics is over and Tennesseans understand this,” said Carr. “I’m extremely proud to represent my fellow Tennesseans in the 48th legislative district and will continue to do so while my family, friends and I determine what is in the best interest of this great state”, said State Representative Joe Carr, 48th Legislative District.
Lee Beaman will chair the committee and in offering his support of Representative Carr said; “we need someone like Representative Carr who understands the principles of personal responsibility and a smaller more efficient government. Joe understands the policy needs of Tennessee and is able to effectively communicate those positions. I certainly hope Joe pursues this.”

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