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  • Democrat running against Sen. Jack Johnson advocates health care reform for children, Tennesseans

    June 12, 2018

    Kristen Grimm hopes to challenge Johnson, who was first elected to represent Williamson County in the state senate in 2006. She first must get through the primary election on Aug. 2. The state general election follows, on Nov. 6.

    Grimm and her family moved to Williamson County in 2001. She is originally from Kissimmee, Florida.

    Grimm has four children: two daughters have graduated from Williamson County Schools, while her two sons are still in school.

    Staying home to raise her children, she said, has been “one of the highest callings of my life.”

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  • Franklin's Kristen Grimm to challenge Sen. Jack Johnson for seat

    March 29, 2018

    Democrat Kristen Grimm announced her candidacy Thursday for the lone Williamson County senate seat. 

    Republican Jack Johnson has held District 23 for the last 11 years. No Democrat has tried for the seat since the 2006 election. 

    Grimm said she primarily cared about health care issues in this state after watching her son endure 22 surgeries to combat a rare vascular disease. 

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