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Padgett Plans to "Rock the Vote" with Round-the-Clock Campaigning

By Jeaneane Payne

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Mayoral candidate Mark Padgett. Image by John Disque

Mayoral candidate Mark Padgett plans to campaign non-stop the last 24 hours before polls open at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 8.

"We saw during the primary that every vote counts," said Padgett. "Visiting patrons and workers throughout the city during the last 24 hours of the campaign allows me one final opportunity to share my plan to grow Knoxville's economy so we can invest in our neighborhoods and improve city services. I'm dedicated to moving Knoxville forward, and I have the passion and energy to lead. In addition, my team of volunteers and interns are making calls, knocking on doors and offering folks rides to the polls. Since the primary, we've made over 6,000 voter contacts for a total of 30,000. I urge everyone to make their voice heard and vote on November 8."

The 24 hour campaign includes human billboarding at the corner of Lyons View Pike and Kingston Pike and at Neyland Drive and Kingston Pike, visiting the East Knoxville and West Knoxville headquarters, lunch and dinner with patrons and workers at various restaurants, a visit with Bo Bennett, and a tour of the 911 Dispatch Office. Sports fan will be able to visit with Padgett during Monday night football at Buffalo Wild Wings on Cumberland Avenue. If you do your grocery shopping in the wee hours of morning, you will run into Mark Padgett at the Kroger Chapman Highway store at 3:00 a.m. where he will be shopping for food for Knox Area Rescue Ministries (KARM).

Knoxville can follow the tour at, and A video of the tour will be posted the morning of November 8 at

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Published October 4, 2011

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