McWherter brings jobs tour to Weakley County

McWherter brings jobs tour to Weakley County
McWherter brings jobs tour to Weakley County | Mike McWherter

Mike McWherter
Weakley County’s native son turned gubernatorial candidate hit the road early on in his campaign to get a first-hand look at small businesses across the state.
Democratic candidate for governor Mike McWherter, is bringing that first-hand look to Weakley County on Wednesday as he plans to work side-by-side with industrial employees at the Residue Regency Pad Corp. in Martin.
Residue Regency Pad Corp. has doubled their workload after plant owner Danny Chadwick, created a mattress pad that would help soak up oil in the Gulf after the BP oil spill earlier this year.
McWherter will join Chadwick and his employees on Wednesday morning as a part of his “Mike Works!” jobs tour.
The “Mike Works!” tour will give McWherter the opportunity to discuss solutions for growing Tennessee’s economy as he labors alongside small business owners and employees in various industries throughout the state.
“Small businesses are the backbone of our state’s economy, employing the vast majority of Tennessee’s workforce. I am proud to be small business owner and understand what it means to make payroll every month. As governor, I will roll up my sleeves for small businesses and provide the resources needed to grow this important segment of our state’s economy,” McWherter noted.
The gubernatorial candidate is also expected to visit the NWTN Public Transit Authority that afternoon before heading to a rally on the UT Martin campus hosted by the UT Martin College Democrats.
That event is set for 3 p.m. on Wednesday with a location to be announced.
McWherter is a West Tennessee native and graduate of Union City High School. He earned his law degree from Vanderbilt University and worked in private practice in Nashville before moving to Jackson to start his business and work in the community.
In addition to running his distributorship, McWherter is the chairman of the bank board of First State Bank, headquartered in Union City, and serves on the board of directors for the Jackson Energy Authority.
McWherter and his family currently reside in Jackson.
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