Macon County Chronicle

Lou Ann Zelenik & Joe the Plumber to Visit RBS June 19

"Joe the Plumber" has endorsed Lou Ann Zelenik in her campaign for Sixth District Congressman from Tennessee. Joe the Plumber became a household name during the 2008 presidential race by confronting Barack Obama over his redistributionist philosophy has continued to be active in politics across America. As a part of that, he is endorsing candidates who are strong fiscal conservatives, and defenders of traditional conservative values. Zelenik was also recently named 'Conservative of the Year" by the National Fiscal Conservative PAC.  Lou Ann Zelenik and Joe the Plumber will be campaigning in Red Boiling Springs June 19th 9:00 AM Donoho Hotel, 500 E. Main Street.

In his endorsement statement, "Joe" said, "I first met Lou Ann at a Tea Party in Tennessee, and right away I could tell she has a passion to “serve” her fellow man, you don’t find many people out there that remember and understand “your first duty as an elected public servant is to the people”. I know that Lou Ann will represent the people of Tennessee to Washington, and not Washington to the people of Tennessee."  In addition to Joe the Plumbers’ endorsement of Lou Ann Zelenik, he will also be campaigning across the 6th district next week.

In accepting the endorsement Zelenik responded by saying, "Joe the Plumber has come to personify the American spirit of hard work, and individual responsibility. He recognized the socialist ideology of Barack Obama well before many others had caught on. His support of my campaign means a lot to me personally, and reflects the broad, mainstream conservative appeal that this campaign is having. I thank him from the bottom of my heart."

Zelenik & Joe’s Macon County visit is one of 14 they will be making across the District in an effort to reach out to local communities during Zelenik’s campaign.

“The Joe the Plumber tour is another sign of the continued momentum Lou Ann has received from conservative agencies across the district and the country, in addition to receiving the National Conservative of the Year Award,” said Zelenik’s campaign manager Jay Heine.


Lou Ann Zelenik is campaigning for the GOP nomination in Tennessee's 6th congressional district. It has been held by 13 term Democrat Congressman Bart Gordon who announced his retirement late last year. Zelenik is a Murfreesboro businesswoman, former Chair of the Rutherford County GOP, and a leader in the Middle Tennessee Tea Party movement. She announce her candidacy last fall, and Gordon announced his retirement shortly afterwards.


For more information regarding Lou Ann Zelenik’s Campaign tour with Joe the Plumber can call (615) 962-7716. Anyone interested in her campaign can stop by the headquarters at 416B Medical Center Parkway, Murfreesboro TN, 37129 or call (615) 962-7716.