Crowe says he will run for 8th term in Tennessee Senate

Johnson City Press • Updated Feb 1, 2018 at 8:13 PM

State Sen. Rusty Crowe announced his intentions Thursday to run for an eighth term in the state Legislature.

The Johnson City Republican has represented the 3rd Tennessee Senate District since 1990, having won the seat as a Democrat in a write-in candidacy. He later switched parties and joined the Republican caucus.

“For many years now, my focus has been to first work with you, the people I serve, our governor, our local leaders and my colleagues in the legislature on both sides of the aisle to make sure that Tennessee is, foremost, a safe and fruitful place for us to live and provide for our families; and is always striving to be at the forefront, nationally,” Crowe said

“Should the people I represent choose to re-elect me for another term, I will proudly work to continue the progress we have made; reflected in the most recent reports released showing that we not only now have the lowest taxes in the nation as a percentage of personal income; are one of the best places to retire in the nation; have a median household growth rate that is second in the nation and first in the Southeast; and have balanced our most recent budgets with no new debt.”

Crowe is chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare committee, and serves on the Education Committee, Government Operations Committee and the Governors Council on Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs. With the exception of Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, Crowe is the Legislature’s senior senator.

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