Romney’s son to stop in Franklin

Published 5:07 pm Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tagg Romney will be in Franklin on Thursday. SUBMITTED


FRANKLIN—Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s son will stop in Franklin at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at Paul D. Camp Community College.

Tagg Romney, 42, will be part of a Route 58 bus tour that includes a 45-minute stop in the parking lot at PDCCC.

Tagg Romney, the eldest of Mitt Romney’s five sons, will be coming from Emporia, where a rally will be held today, Oct. 24. Other stops prior to Emporia include Danville, South Boston and South Hill.

From Franklin, the bus will head to the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach for a joint rally at 10:30 a.m. with state Del. Ron Villanueva, R-Virginia Beach.

Tagg Romney, a partner in the private equity firm Solamere Capital, has worked his father’s previous political campaigns and is an advisor for his presidential campaign.

Walt Brown, chairman for the Franklin City Southampton Republican Committee, on Tuesday credited his committee’s hard work for getting the opportunity to host a stop on the bus tour.

“The RNC asked if they could bring the bus out this way so we’ve been running the gauntlet to make sure that we have a good turnout for the rally,” said Brown.

Felicia Blow, vice president for institutional advancement at PDCCC, is pleased that students are taking an active interest in the electoral process.

“It is important to know that we are non-partisan institution,” said Blow. “One of our key things around here is to encourage civic mindedness so in fact we’ve had several voter registration drives on our campuses. We definitely want our students to be engaged in the electoral process.”