How I’m making an impact as a Rotarian…


Robert Harris, Lauderdale County Commissioner and upcoming president of Halls-Gates Rotary Club spoke to the Ripley Rotary Club on Tuesday, May 29, 2018, about his plans for his upcoming year as president of Rotary in Halls. Mr. Harris spoke of the very low literacy rate in Lauderdale County as an opportunity for the Halls-Gates and Ripley Rotary Clubs to make an impact on that rate by joining forces to make a difference. He said more can be accomplished by our clubs putting their ideas and monetary resources together to show and provide support. Harris also spoke of his service as a Lauderdale County Commissioner and the accomplishments of the County Court during his tenure.

Pictured from left to right: Rotarian Norfleet Anthony, Robert Harris, and Ripley Rotary President Thomas Bester

Harris Campaign Kickoff

Robert A. Harris kicked off his campaign for Tennessee State Representative on March 20, 2018. The event was held at the Firefly Room Event Space on the square in Ripley. Harris used the event to speak of his inspiration for running for the position- his late father, Randall Harris. The late Randall Harris, who passed away in 2011, tirelessly served his community as a Halls Alderman and Halls City Mayor, later becoming postmaster after many years of service to the United States Postal Service.

Harris also spoke on his main concerns for the 82nd district- strengthening our skilled workforce, improving public education and infrastructure and reminding Nashville that District 82 is an important part of our state’s vitality.

Harris prepared BBQ plates for all of his honored guests. He used his cooking talents to smoke the BBQ butts himself. Robert looks forward to getting more opportunities to meet the people of Lauderdale, Haywood and Crockett County personally in the upcoming months.