Joe Carr has picked up more endorsements from fellow state legislators, announcing it in an email that brags that Tennessee is the next Mississippi:
The Joe Carr for Senate Campaign today announced the endorsements of East Tennessee Representatives Tony Shipley (R-Kingsport), Timothy Hill (R- Blountville), and Micah Van Huss (R- Jonesborough).
“If you want to know why I support Joe, just look at his record and what he has done in the Tennessee General Assembly. Senator Alexander has betrayed Tennessee by joining President Obama and Harry Reid's ‘War on Coal.’ The destruction of the coal industry has hurt the East Tennessee economy and our ability to pursue energy independence for America.” said Rep. Shipley. "New Jersey Governor Christie called Tennesseans ‘dumb’ for considering Joe Carr, but we think it’s dumb to vote for someone who agrees with Obama 62% of the time. New Jersey values do not work in Tennessee."
“The bottom line is that Tennesseans have been abandoned by their senior Senator,” Rep. Van Huss said. "Senator Alexander no longer stands for Tennessee values. His support of this ‘War on Coal’ puts working families in Tennessee at risk of losing their jobs.”
"During our time in the House, I got to know Joe Carr as my widely respected colleague," Rep. Timothy Hill said. "He is a true fighter for our conservative values and will do just what he did in the State House when he gets to the US Senate, stand strong for Tennesseans and their values. We know Washington isn't working for us anymore. Joe will be a part of the leadership that will bring our nations healing, not be part of the problem."
“The feelings of voters here in Tennessee match the environment nationwide - people are tired of a Washington establishment that spends more time worrying about their political futures at the expense of working-class families,” said Rep. Carr. “I’m proud that the people closest to the voters are standing with me in this fight against a broken status-quo."
Representative Shipley represents the 2nd House District covering part of Sullivan County. Representative Hill represents the 3rd House District covering Carter, Johnson and part of Sullivan Counties. Representative Van Huss represents the 6th House District covering part of Washington County. They join a growing list of TN state legislators who are backing Carr’s bid for Senate. In recent weeks, the campaign has announced the endorsement of Senators Hensley (R-Hohenwald) and Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) and Reps. Holt (R-Dresden), Sanderson (R-Kenton), and Wirgau (R-Buchanan).
Local real estate executive Marshall Karr has been named to the board of KaZee, an Atlanta electronic health records company he long ago had a role in shaping. Before getting into the property business, Karr in the late 1990s was president and COO of Nashville-based Medical Information Management Systems, which was eventually sold to Atlanta-based Business Computer Applications. This January, BCA spun out KaZee, which works with various outpatient clinics, physician practices, county health departments and correctional facilities.
“Marshall Karr’s experience and reputation in the electronic medical records field will be invaluable to KaZee executives as we respond to unprecedented demand for healthcare services as a result of changes in patient populations, technology advances, government regulations and scientific breakthroughs,” said KaZee CEO Albert Woodard.
Also on KaZee's board is Jerry Tannenbaum, who founded Medical Information Management Systems in 1993 and later ran National Nephrology Associates and helped build up DSI Renal. Tannenbaum now runs Sanderling Healthcare, which markets modular hospital construction services.
Cornelius & Collins has announced the addition of veteran Nashville-based attorney John Kitch as of counsel.
Previously, Kitch was a solo practitioner for more than 38 years.
A past president of the Nashville Bar Association, Kitch focuses his practice on representing public school systems, civil trial and appellate practice in state and federal courts, and probate matters. He is a graduate of Purdue University and the Vanderbilt University School of Law, where he formerly lectured. He is now a faculty member at the Nashville School of Law.
Bill Sheriff, the former CEO of Brookdale Senior Living, has told the senior living company he will not stand for re-election to its board of directors at this year's annual shareholders' meeting. Sheriff led American Retirement Corp. before its 2005 merger with Brookdale and stepped down as CEO of the combined company early last year. Word of his decision to retire from Brookdale's board comes shortly after the company said current CEO Andy Smith had joined the board following the departure of two executives from Fortress Investment Group.