The Wilson County Tea Party has canceled a town hall scheduled to take place tonight with state Rep. Linda Elam — apparently “in the name of civility.”
Elam has been locked in a tough primary with former state Rep. Susan Lynn, who is trying to win back the 57th House District seat after giving it up two years ago in a failed run for the state Senate.
In an email announcing the decision, Wilson County Tea Party chairman Sherrie Orange praises “all three representatives” in Wilson County — the third presumably being state Rep. Mark Pody, who is running unopposed — but says Monday night’s meeting with Elam at Powell Grove Church of Christ had been called off. She directs people to contact Linda Elam’s office if they have questions or concerns about the decision.
The text of the email follows:
For the last two years, we have enjoyed a harmonious peaceful relationship with all three representatives in this county. We have worked on some good solid legislation together. We are very proud of their excellent voting records and how they conduct themselves in a mature professional level headed common sense manner. We also deeply appreciate their leadership skills in the legislature. All three are also highly respected by their fellow colleagues.
Many people throughout the state have commented on how lucky we are to have such fine strong conservatives who work on legislation that is in the best interest of Tennessee citizens.
In the interest of civility, we are canceling the July 16, Monday night Tea Party Meeting at Powell Grove Church of Christ. Please direct any concerns or questions you might for the representative to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilson County Tea Party Chairman