I am particularly thankful for the support that Congressman Blackburn and others give to small business and its role in our economy.
Henderson, Tenn. (PRWEB) September 30, 2014
A Henderson woman has received an award from the Tennessee Republican Party. Patricia Jones, an owner of Jones Lumber Company and Jones Contractors, was named Statesman of the Year for Congressional District 7. Congressman Marsha Blackburn nominated Jones for the award.
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie presented Jones with the award at the annual Statesman Dinner in Nashville this summer. Christie leads the Republican Governors’ Association. Blackburn chaired the event, described as the largest gathering of Republicans in Tennessee and the major public fund raising event for the Tennessee GOP. The award was presented to Jones “in recognition of outstanding service and commitment to the Republican Party,” according to the inscription on the plaque.
“It was an honor for me to nominate Patricia and to have her selected Statesman of the Year,” Blackburn said. “It is an appropriate recognition for an outstanding citizen who has never hesitated to serve on the front line of the fight for freedom.”
Jones described herself as “surprised and humbled” by the recognition. “I am grateful to Congressman Blackburn and to Tennessee Republicans, who provide an example of service in working toward our common goals and principles. I am particularly thankful for the support that Congressman Blackburn and others give to small business and its role in our economy,” she said.
Jones is an active member of the Chester County Republicans and a recipient of a Sterling Award from the Jackson Area Business and Professional Women and The Jackson Sun. She also has served as a volunteer and officer for several area organizations, including the Henderson/Chester County Chamber of Commerce, Chester County Exchange Club-Carl Perkins Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Youth Town.