Monday, May 31, 2010

Tennessee Governor Scheduled To Be In Cookeville

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen is scheduled to be in Coookeville Tuesday, addressing the delegates to American Legion Boys' State. During the week, delegates are immersed in learning state government by running a mock 51st state, called Boys' State. They organize political parties and establish city, county and state governments by election, complete with primaries and political campaigns. American Legion Posts across the state sponsor delegates and fund the activities held at Tennessee Tech. Judge John J. Maddux Jr. has overseen the program as Tennessee Boys' State chairperson for almost three decades and invites all the speakers and guests.