Knoxville, TN – The results of the Knoxville city primary are in, and residents have chosen Mark Padgett to advance to the general election on November 8.
“I want to thank my family, staff, volunteers and all those who invested in my campaign,” Padgett said. “We cast a vision of economic growth and job creation; of stronger, safer and more-connected neighborhoods; and of a more efficient, transparent and accessible city government. If you’re looking for a mayor who will work hard everyday to make sure we have good-paying jobs for our workers, great parks for our families and safe neighborhoods for everyone, then I’m your candidate.”
Mark Padgett for Knoxville City Mayor: By The Numbers
· Fundraising: $419,000
· Voter contacts (knocking on doors and phone calls): 22,000
· Yard signs: 2,500
· T-Shirts: 1,400
· Interns: 24 college and high school students
Padgett also announced the release of the “Padgett Plan” at a news conference on Wednesday, September 28th at 11:00 a.m. at campaign headquarters (117 S. Gay Street, 37902).
“I’ve shared my vision for Knoxville with hundreds of community groups, neighborhood associations, and businesses and at over 45 debates,” Padgett added. “The ‘Padgett Plan’ is the culmination and next phase of my conversation with Knoxville. I believe that voters deserve to hear our specific ideas to create jobs, strengthen our neighborhoods and improve city services.”
The “Padgett Plan” will be posted online at http://www.votepadgett.com/the-issues. The campaign has also posted over fifty videos on YouTube (www.YouTube.com/PadgettForMayor) to share Mark’s position on everything from codes enforcement and homelessness to red light cameras and parks/greenways.
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