Knoxville, TN - “I think it is so important to participate in events like the Memorial March,” said Padgett. “It serves as a reminder that we stand on the shoulders of giants like Dr. King. We truly owe a debt of gratitude to all the brave men and women who marched peacefully across this country in pursuit of equal justice.”
Padgett, who is a member of the Boys & Girls Club Advisory Board, was especially honored to participate with a group of young people today. “Like one sign said, these kids are Dr. King’s dream fulfilled. His generation fought prejudice and hate so that these kids could have a better life. We’ve come a long way as a nation, but we still need to remember Dr. King’s dream. These kids are still our future,” said Padgett.
Padgett, a successful CEO who worked with Governor Phil Bredesen to make state government more efficient, is seeking a full term as City Mayor. He will use his experience to attract jobs, to make city government more user friendly, and to make Knoxville neighborhoods safer, more convenient places to live.
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