State Representative Kelly Keisling To Seek Re-Election

Kelly Keisling

State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown)  has announced he will seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2018.

“My family and I are very grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and encouragement during this entire process,” said Representative Keisling. “We are humbled by the overwhelmingly positive comments sent our way.”

Keisling was first elected to serve the men, women, and families of House District 38 in 2010. Throughout his time serving as a member of our General Assembly, he has fought to uphold principles that support our small businesses, further reduce taxes, protect our second amendment rights and the rights of our unborn, create jobs, and promote economic and community development across all regions of Tennessee.

During the 110th General Assembly, Keisling backed initiatives that begin the process of addressing the state’s opioid crisis that claimed the lives of more than 1,600 Tennesseans in 2016 alone.

Additionally, he sponsored House Bill 810 and House Bill 2159; both are designed to protect elderly and vulnerable Tennesseans by strengthening penalties against those who neglect, abuse or exploit them.

“Unfortunately, cases of neglect, abuse, and financial exploitation involving our elderly and vulnerable citizens have risen steadily in recent years,” added Keisling. “Elderly Tennesseans deserve our respect and admiration for the legacies they have created within their communities. These two initiatives will help better protect them from becoming victims of these types of crimes.”

Read the rest of the story in this weeks Fentress Courier.