12th District State Representative Richard Montgomery speaks with Seymour residents during his Meet and Greet event Monday. (The Herald/Joe Karl)

More than 150 Sevier County residents came out to support 12th District State Representative Richard Montgomery.

A Meet and Greet event was held Monday in Seymour to promote Montgomery’s reelection campaign.

Montgomery, who has served in the State Legislator for 14 years, will have his office challenged by fellow Republican Dale Carr in the upcoming State Primary Election.

During Monday’s three hour event, which was standing room only, Montgomery spoke with the well-wishers and supporter in attendance—who were made up of mainly Seymour residents.

“The event went extremely well and we had a great turnout,” Montgomery said. “I was happy the community came out to support me.”

Montgomery, who is a Seymour resident, added he has been pleased with his campaign so far.

“We have done a lot of work and there is still a lot of work to do,” he said. “Any time you are in an election and somebody is running for your seat you have to work hard.”

Montgomery is also grateful for the Seymour community’s backing.

“Seymour has always been very supportive and I appreciate that,” he said. “It makes me feel good to have the people I grew up with supporting me.”