Randy Boyd Is Running For Tennessee Governor, Literally

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - One candidate has spent nearly two months literally running for Governor across Tennessee. Tuesday, he finished by going the extra mile in Shelby County.

Randy Boyd ran more than 530 miles during his run across the state. This isn't the first major run for Boyd. Along with his run across Tennessee, he has completed 35 full marathons and 49 half-marathons.

Boyd explained to Local 24 why he chose to run across the state during his campaign.

"Well, it's a great way to get to know the state. I wanted to travel the state slowly, and what better way to get to know your state than doing it on foot?” says Boyd. "But when you spend 14 hours in a county as you're traveling across the state, you really get to know the people and the places on a really intimate level, and I think that's important for the next Governor."

Boyd is just one candidate running for Governor. The other Republican candidates are former State Senator Mae Beavers, Representative Diane Black, Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell, and businessman Bill Lee.

On the Democratic side are former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, and Craig Fitzhugh, the minority leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

The primary election will be August 2, 2018.


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