• Kay is a native of Tennessee with a long heritage of family members born and raised in East Tennessee.  She is the daughter of W.R. and Mary Carr. Kay had one sister, Janice Carr Miller who died at age 36 and whose children she helped to raise. She was raised to respect others, love our Country and worship our God.
  • Throughout her life, she has  been passionate about her home state of Tennessee, campaigning as a little girl with her grandfather for Congressman Quillen. 
  • Tennessee needs someone with integrity, wisdom and strength to tackle the big issues in Nashville and drain our own swamp in Tennessee. Those that know Kay White, know she will be a leader who will make tough decisions to return us back to our Tennessee roots using the common sense that "less Government is better Government"!  
  • Kay White believes that with God's help and listening to the voice of the people; together we can change the course of a state dependent on the Federal Government for 42% of its total income and make us prosperous once again.
  • Kay has witnessed several miracles in her life involving immediate family members and life threatening illnesses. At times it seemed, there was little hope; however, with prayer and faith, the outcome was renewed.
  • Kay says, "the people of Tennessee must have hope for the healing of our hurting families and  our children's futures. 
  • Her personal, business and political experiences she brings to the table are remarkable. She attended East Tennessee State University, was a small business owner, a former Co-Owner and Bookkeeper of a 485-acre farm, the former Co-owner of the Mountaineer Restaurant. She is currently a realtor in the Tri-Cities Region of Tennessee for 25 years. Kay is known for her loyalty, ethics and honesty in business and fosters deep convictions. 
  • She has served on the Hawkins County Economic Development Board and has held Volunteer positions with hospitals, handicap centers, and committees geared toward improving the community.
  • Kay has contributed many hours assisting youth to set and accomplish their goals.  She was a member of the Belmont Baptist Church, and taught Sunday School for 20 years at the First Baptist Church of Church Hill. She was active in the Women's Church group and a member of Boone Trail Baptist and Life Fellowship. Other work includes the Kingsport  Mission Center, Youth Groups and Bible conferences. During her youth she attended Bancroft Bible Camp for eight years. was a Candy Striper at the Hospital, Teen Board and active in cheerleading and other school activities including TN. Library Association President . 
  • Kay ran for Congress in 1995 & 1997 and since this time she has built an extensive, politicallly-experienced background.
  • Kay is the wife of Doug White, former owner of White's Fresh Foods and other Corporations, all of which are Tennessee based entities. Kay is the Mother of five adult children, Grandmother of 12 and Great Grandmother.
  • Kay is a Pro-Life, Constitutional, Christian, Conservative with experience, love and devotion for the State of Tennessee and its people


  • Kay White, candidate for Governor of Tennessee is passionate about her country and the beautiful state of Tennessee. Her perspective is that each person can make a difference with the right determination, spirit and experience. She will be a strong leader and not afraid to stand up for your beliefs and tackle the big issues in Nashville as your Governor.  Kay says:  

"Make me your choice and I will be your voice" 

Political Experience

  • Candidate for U.S. Congress in 1995 and 1997
  • Organized the Tri-City Tea Party
  • Worked in State Representative Joe Carr's Bid for the Senate
  • State Campaign Director and Manager for Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum (moving his campaign from 4th place to sweeping the Great State of Tennessee)
  • National Grassroots Chairman for Ted Cruz - Stand for Principle PAC organizing 27 State's Grassroots Chairmen
  • East Tennessee Campaign Director for President Donald J. Trump
  • State Delegate at large for Donald J. Trump's Presidential campaign at the RNC Convention in Cleveland, OH
  • East Tennessee Director for 2012 Presidential Candidate, Herman Cain, now a Fox News Contributor who withdrew

Represented & Worked on the following Candidate Campaigns 

  • Congressman Jimmy Quillen
  • State Representative Matthew Hill
  • State Representative Micah Van Huss
  • State Representative Tim Hill
  • State Senator Rusty Crowe
  • State Senator Ron Ramsey - Senatorial Bid and Governor's Race 
  • State Representative Tony Shipley
  • Former Congressman David Davis
  • Congressman David Roe
  • Treasurer for Forrest Boreing, candidate for county tax assessor
  • Organized Groups to OUST VA. Congressman Rick Boucher, who fought against Coal Mining
  • Member of the National Tea Party Patriots

Community Service, Awards & Volunteer Experience

  •   Holston Valley Hospital Volunteer   
  • First Baptist Church Sunday School Teacher 20 years   
  • Kingsport Women's Symphony Group
  • Kingsport Junior League Member    
  • Colonel Aide de Camp awarded by Gov Phil Bredesen   
  • National Republican Merit Award

Sales and Achievement Awards

  • Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors - Southern Region Gold Executive Realtors Award
  • Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors - Southern Region Diamond Executive Realtors Award
  • 1980s Church Hill Housing Authority Board
  • Served on the Hawkins County Industrial Board for 9 years  
  • Volunteered at the Palmer Center for Handicapped Individuals  
  • 1969-1980,Member and Officer of the Kingsport Christian Women's Club  
  • Currently a Realtor with the Brokers Realty and Auction.