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  • Writer's pictureState Rep. Kelly Keisling

Keisling Seeks Re-Election as Tennessee State Representative for the 38th District

State Representative Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown) has announced he will seek re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2020.

"It has been an honor to serve the people of the 38th House District," said Representative Keisling. "My family and I appreciate the support we have received over the years, and I humbly ask for your vote in 2020."

This year marks Representative Keisling's tenth year as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. As Chairman of the State Government Committee, he has worked diligently to ensure state government is held accountable on behalf of all Tennesseans. Keisling previously served as Chairman of the House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee during the 110th General Assembly.

This legislative session, Keisling supported investments benefiting Tennessee students, teachers and schools. He and his House colleagues made a historic $11.3 billion total investment in education. This commitment includes $6.6 billion in K-12 funding, $186 million in new education dollars, $71 million to fund teacher salaries, an additional $40 million to secure our schools, and $25 million to expand vocational and technical training opportunities.

In recent years, Keisling has supported community development by voting for passage of the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act which expands broadband internet services across the state, especially to Tennessee’s rural areas that completely lack coverage through business investment and deregulation.

Being a good steward of taxpayer dollars and ensuring sound financial management is a top priority for Keisling. Every legislative session he has voted in support of a fiscally conservative and balanced budget. Tennessee has the lowest debt per capita, lowest overall taxes, no transportation debt and the lowest interest rate in recorded history. Just recently, U.S. News and World Report ranked Tennessee #1 in the nation for fiscal stability.

A small business owner himself, Keisling is a proud member of the National Federation of Independent Businesses. He is pro-life and has been honored with the endorsement of Tennessee Right to Life. A champion of the Second Amendment, Keisling is a member of the National Rifle Association.

“I continue to be incredibly honored to serve as the voice for the people of the 38th District in Nashville," said Representative Keisling. "We have accomplished a lot, but there is still much work to be done in order to ensure our communities in Clay, Fentress, Macon, Pickett and Scott counties are the best place to live, work, raise a family and retire. I am appreciative of your support and look forward to continuing my service in the Tennessee General Assembly."

Kelly Keisling serves as Chairman of the State Government Committee for the House of Representatives. He also serves as a member of the Departments & Agencies Subcommittee, Public Service & Employees Subcommittee, Corrections Subcommittee, Calendar & Rules Committee, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Transportation Committee, and Infrastructure Committee.

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