Recently elected State Senator Janice Bowling of Tullahoma is fighting her removal from the Tennessee Republican Party’s executive committee for having missed three consecutive meetings.
State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney said automatic removal is in the bylaws and she was removed after missing a Dec. 1 executive committee meeting. Bowling contends she didn’t miss three “consecutive” meetings.
She said she missed last week’s meeting because of a secondary infection due to a “severe allergic reaction.” She said she ran a high fever and had to be treated with antibiotics.
Bowling claims she suspects the cause of her illness was black mold in her assigned Senate office.
She said she notified party official she would have to miss the meeting.
State Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney has said automatic removal is in the bylaws.