Microsoft Word – briggs-fristreleaseREV.docx Former Senate Majority Leader Frist Endorses Richard Briggs for State Senate Knoxville, TN-‐ Former Republican Senate Majority Leader, Dr. Bill Frist today endorsed Dr. Richard Briggs for state Senate in District 7. “Dr. Briggs will bring a strong and unique skill set to the Senate. He’s a principled conservative with a […]
Meet Dr. Briggs
I've been all over the 7th district and have personally knocked on the door at over 2,000 homes so far listening to the concerns and priorities of our citizens. I have a passion for service and I believe that we deserve better representation in Nashville. I want to improve education, create jobs and keep taxes low.
I promise to serve this district with honor and integrity. I believe we can do better for our community and the great state of Tennessee. I am asking for your support and vote in the Republican Primary on August 7th.
Dr. Richard Briggs was elected to the Knox County Commission in 2008 and represents District 5 in Knox County. He was re-elected to a six year term in 2010.
Dr. Briggs earned his B.S. degree from Transylvania University in Lexington, KY. Upon graduation from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in 1978, Dr. Briggs entered activev military service and rose through the ranks to full Colonel. He served in combat during Operation Desert Storm and was awarded the Bronze Star.