Mar 11 2020
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Knoxville Attorney’s Campaign to Focus on ‘Opportunity’

Knoxville, Tennessee - March 11, 2020 - This week, Knoxville lawyer and small business owner Virginia Couch announced her intention to run for the Tennessee House of Representatives, seeking the District 18 seat.

“I believe success depends on opportunity,” Couch said. “And I will fight for all Tennesseans to have the opportunity to receive a quality public education, the opportunity to have access to quality, affordable healthcare, and the opportunity to improve their economic condition and achieve financial security.”

“Our governor and legislative majority in Nashville are actively working to block access to these opportunities for many Tennesseans,” Couch added. “I won’t sit back and watch any longer. I’m going to do something about it.”

Couch is an attorney with The Trust Company of Tennessee, and is also the founder and co-owner of Barkside Lodge, a dog boarding, daycare, swimming, and grooming center in Lenoir City. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Business Administration and from the University of Tennessee College of Law where she earned her law degree with a Business Transactions Concentration. Since 2009, she has also served as Adjunct Faculty for the University of Tennessee College of Law teaching contract drafting.

She said her law and small business background will suit her well as a State House Representative.

“As a business lawyer and a small business owner I have learned two important skills missing in many legislators: how to listen and how to work as part of a team.” Couch said. “I’m excited for the chance to bring my experience to the Capitol.”

Couch, a 32-year resident of Knoxville, currently lives in the Seven Springs community with her partner, Brian Blind.

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