Bristol, Tenn -- Outgoing Tenn. House District 3 Rep. Scotty Campbell (R-Mountain City) Wednesday endorsed Kevin Parsons, one of several candidates seeking to succeed Campbell in Nashville.
Parsons, a Mountain City businessman who served as the community's mayor from 2007 to 2011, is vying with three candidates - Timothy Hill, Thomas White and Karen Greene Morrell - in the Aug. 2 Republican primary for the District 3 seat.
The winner of the Republican primary will face Leah Kirk - the lone Democratic candidate seeking the District 3 seat - in the Nov. 6 general election.
In a Wednesday press release provided by the Parsons campaign, Campbell - who decided not to seek a second two-year term - hailed Parsons as the "most qualified" and experienced candidate in the District 3 race.
The District 3 seat covers all of Johnson County and parts of Carter and Sullivan Counties - including Bristol, Blountville and Bluff City in the latter county.