Monday, January 31, 2005

Preserving OUR Party Building OUR Future

If I am selected to lead OUR Knox County Republican Party, job one will be to form Executive Committees at the 13 City Wards and 5 County Wards where we do not have functioning committees. We will never surrender voting wards to the Democrats. Together we will begin Building OUR Future.

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Sunday, January 30, 2005

GOP Chairman Race

Last Tuesday, I attended the Eighth District Republican Club meeting and officially kicked off the GOP Chairman campaign. I announced my intention and talked with the Republicans about the future. The theme of this campaign is Preserving OUR Party, Building OUR Future.

I have been active in Republican political campaigns since 1982. It started in the eighth district. Attending the eighth district club felt like a homecoming. I moved to Southwest Knox County in 1992. I appreciate all the support I have received and I will continue to post on this blog as the campaign proceeds.

Remember the precinct meetings are at 7:00pm on March 3rd, 2005 at the precincts and the Countywide Reorganization is at 10:00 am on March 12th, 2005 at West High School. I look forward to seeing everyone at the club meetings.

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Friday, January 14, 2005

Am 990 Family Values Radio

Thursday January 13, 2005 I had the honor to be a guest on The Marilyn Loeffel Morning talk show on KWAM Am 990 Family Values Radio in Memphis, TN. From 7-8:30 am CT we discussed the forced consolidation of school districts. In 1987 the Knox County School System was forced to consolidate the Knoxville City School System into the Knox County system. This consolidation is still not seamless.

For the third year in a row, "King Willie" Willie Herneton the Mayor of Memphis is advocating that Memphis City turn over the school system to Shelby County. This forced consolidation will create the 12 largest school district in the nation.

On the program Mrs. Loeffel played a quote of "King Willie" saying "I maybe guilty of leading people somewhere they do not want to go" This should not surprise anyone, however it should be played over and over. The Marilyn Loeffel show and AM 990 can be found at

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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Hornback to Seek Knox County GOP Chairmanship

For Immediate Release

Knoxville, TN - Former Knox County School Board member and long time Republican activist Brian Hornback announced today that he will seek the nomination to replace Chad Tindell as Knox County Republican Party Chairman. Tindell, who has served since 2002, has announced that he will not seek re-election.

"After much soul searching, I am prepared to serve my party as chairman," said Hornback.

"We just re-elected President George W. Bush, but there is still ongoing work to be done. Our party needs to develop more organized grassroots networks and provide high tech solutions to our party's candidates. We need to be a more inclusive party while preserving and expanding the number of local offices we hold," Hornback added.

"Chairman Tindell has done an excellent job providing us the tools to be the party I know it can be, and I look forward to working with our Republican officeholders and executive committee members to take the party to the next level," Hornback stated

Hornback served the 5th School Board district from September 2000 until August 2004. During this time he served in various capacities including the Knox County School Board Vice-Chairman and Legislative Chairman. He also served as the East District Federal Relations Network Coordinator and Board of Director with the Tennessee School Boards Association. He has previously served three years as a member and Chairman of the Knox County Jail Inspection Committee and three years as a member of the Knox County Sheriff's Merit Board.

Hornback currently serves as a board member of the Knoxville Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Southern Appalachian Science and Engineering Fair. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Concord Recreation Committee. He coaches Upward Soccer for first and second grade boys and Upward Basketball for third and fourth grade girls. He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association.

Hornback and his wife have been married for 16 years, they have three children and are active members of First Baptist Church of Concord.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Happy New Year....2005

I spent several days during the holidays at the beach and a couple of days at Disney World. The home of Mickey Mouse always provides fun, rest and relaxation that allows you to come away with a renewed focus.

During the vacation I completed a book entitled Build the Fort....Today by Jim Kern. Jim Kern is an educator/motivational speaker. I had the opportunity to participate in one of his presentations in July 2004. The book is excellent for anyone that works with children or for any parent.

Stay tuned...