“I’ve got a confession to make,” Roe told the more than 100 who attended the first meeting of the East Tennessee Republican Club at the Carnegie Hotel in Johnson City. “I’ve got a little redneck in me. I want to bury them.”
The party chairman said he had "received text messages delineating specific concerns regarding candidate safety. Unfortunately, in this political environment, we cannot guarantee the physical safety of the candidates or the public at large at this event."
The Washington County Republican Party Executive Committee will meet for its quarterly session at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the Jonesborough Senior Center at 307 East Main Street.
A new Washington County Republican Party chairman will be elected Feb. 25, and the two in the running for that spot are Butch Carr and Dr. Turney Williams.