Bob Ramsey, a State Representative from Blount County, gave money to Representative David Hawk after Hawk’s altercation with his wife in March 2012. Hawks campaign 3rd Quarter 2012 campaign report shows Bob Ramsey donating $500 Hawks general election campaign on September 21, 2012.
Hawk was indicted in November 2012, shortly after Ramsey’s donation. While all are to be consider innocent until proven guilty, Hawk was convicted of reckless endangerment in September of this year. The jury hung on the assault charge.
Bob Ramsey needs to explain to the people of Blount County how much effort he made to examine the facts of this matter before his donation to David Hawk. The people of Blount County need to ask themselves if they are content with having a legislator donating to someone found guilty of reckless endangerment with his wife.