State Representative Andrew Farmer Seeks Re-Election To Tennessee House of Representatives

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) today announced that he will seek re-election to represent District 17 in the Tennessee General Assembly.

“My family and I are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this process,” said Chairman Farmer. “We are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive comments sent our way.”
 
Farmer was first elected to represent the 17th House District in 2012. Since that time, he has served as Chairman of the House Civil Justice Committee, and as a member of the House Criminal Justice, House Calendar & Rules and Integrated Criminal Justice Steering Committees, as well as the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. He is also a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety.
 
In recent years, Farmer has fought for property tax relief for East Tennessee fire victims, effectively improved Tennessee’s Civil Justice system as a legislative leader, enhanced protections for victims of domestic abuse, and supported groundbreaking legislation to begin addressing the state’s opioid crisis.
 
“Chairman Farmer is a strong advocate for his constituents and a tremendous resource for our House Republican Caucus,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville). “We are fortunate to have him as a member of our General Assembly; he is a dedicated servant for our great state, and I look forward to serving with him when we reconvene again in January.”
 
Tennessee is truly thriving under the leadership of Farmer and his Republican colleagues. Since 2011, they have supported the creation of more than 400,000 new jobs and cut almost $1 billion in taxes. Recently, our state experienced the lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee’s 222 year history, and a job growth rate greater than 17 percent.
 
Because of the strategic investments in education made by Farmer and House Republicans, Tennessee students are the fastest-improving in the entire nation across math, reading, and science. We are also the first state to offer all children and adults access to community college tuition-free and at no cost to taxpayers, thanks to programs like Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect. Last year, Tennessee also posted the best high school graduation rates ever, and we have accomplished all of this without raising taxes.
 
“Serving as your voice in Nashville has provided a unique opportunity for me to work on innovative solutions that have addressed some of the important needs of our community. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know countless constituents throughout my time in our House Chamber. I appreciate your support, and I humbly ask for your vote again later this year,” Farmer concluded.
 
Representative Farmer is grateful for the opportunity to serve the 17th House District, which encompasses parts of Jefferson and Sevier Counties. He, his wife Mariah, and their two children live in Sevierville and are active members of the First Baptist Church. Farmer can be reached by email at: Rep.Andrew.Farmer@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-4419.
Source: Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville)

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