Senator Roberts Announces Intern Program; 50 high school seniors selected for campaign

SPRINGFIELD (October 2, 2018) – Today, Senator Kerry Roberts announced that 50 interns have been selected to work on his re-election campaign. Roberts was elected to a four-year term in 2014 with over 70% of the vote to represent Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson counties.

“During the past four years, Dianne and I have met hundreds of young people in chamber leadership programs, FFA, 4-H, and other youth programs,” said Roberts. “These young people are our best and brightest, and we are blessed to have them as part of our team.”

Kiley Hoppe, intern coordinator for Roberts’ re-election campaign, interviewed dozens of high school seniors who agreed to complete 40 hours of work on the campaign. “The response from all five counties was amazing,” said Hoppe. “The quality of our interns is impressive and we’re excited for the opportunity to work with them.”

The interns will complete 40 hours of campaign work and receive a $250 scholarship plus a letter of recommendation for their post-secondary endeavors. One outstanding intern will be selected for the Sharon Rowley Memorial Scholarship, an additional $500 scholarship in memory of Sharon Rowley. Sharon was one of Senator Roberts’ most devoted campaign workers and a constant champion for Senator Roberts and his wife, Dianne, in Dickson County and the surrounding counties.

“In the 20-plus campaigns I’ve been associated with, none has had such an impressive intern program,” said Taylor Henning, Roberts’ campaign manager. “And to select one intern for the Sharon Rowley Memorial Scholarship is a wonderful way to honor Sharon, whose love for Kerry and Dianne was extremely well known.”

In addition to the scholarship and letter of recommendation, the program will include a post-election social event in November and a Legislative Day in January, where the interns will be able to watch committee hearings and attend a Senate floor session at the Tennessee State Capitol.

The interns hail from all five counties in Senate District 25 and almost all public and private high schools are represented.

State Senator Kerry Roberts and his wife of 31 years, Dianne, live in Springfield, Tennessee. Their three children have attended Krisle Elementary, Springfield Middle, Springfield High School, Harding University, and Tennessee Tech University. Kerry farms, is a small business owner, and hosts “The Kerry Roberts Show” on AM-1590 WDBL each Monday morning at 7:00 am.

As a Tennessee Senator, Kerry is known for his statesmanship and his ability to bring both sides of the aisle together to work on legislation that benefits all Tennesseans. In four short years, he has earned increasing responsibility and now serves as the Chairman of the Calendar Committee (which schedules all legislation) in addition to serving on the Commerce and Labor, Government Operations, and Judiciary committees.

Kerry is a staunch conservative, believing in limited government, personal responsibility, and individual liberty. He has consistently earned high ratings and endorsements from organizations such as Right to Life, National Federation of Independent Business, the American Conservative Union, The Foundation for Government Accountability, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, Americans for Prosperity, the Tennessee Firearms Association, and the NRA. His commitment to our constitutional rights is unwavering as is his defense of our most vulnerable citizens, including the unborn.

For more information about Kerry and his family, join Kerry on Facebook at, Twitter at @kerryeroberts, Instagram at @kerryeroberts,, or[email protected].

For more information, contact Bill Hobbs at [email protected] or 615-682-2092.