State Representative Jay Reedy: Thanks to Montgomery County  COMMENT

State Representative Jay Reedy: Thanks to Montgomery County COMMENT

Contributed commentary on the redistribution of the Tennessee House of Representatives by State Representative Jay Reedy:

It has been my honor and privilege to represent the residents of District 74 of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the past eight years. Until recently, this district included the entire Houston, Humphreys, and western Montgomery counties.

As you may have noticed, earlier this month, the General Assembly approved a redistribution plan that changes the boundaries of almost every House district in the state. This process takes place every 10 years and is based on updated population data collected during the most recent federal census.

Tennessee House of Representatives redistribution plan.

As a result, I no longer represent the western part of Montgomery County, as I have done since 2014. That area is now its own independent district – House District 75.

So I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, my former constituents, for all the support and trust you have given me since I was first elected.

In many ways, my time in office has confirmed what I already knew about Montgomery County – that it is a special place full of wonderful, hardworking and genuine people. You graciously welcomed this Idaho farmer into your community when the Army first brought me to Fort Campbell in the 1980s. Since then, we have overcome challenges, celebrated victories, seen our families grow, and built lasting friendships along the way.

It was because of your support that I was able to come to the General Assembly. I simply could not have been chosen without you. And while I love every community in District 74, it meant so much to me to be able to represent the beautiful rural district of Montgomery County, home to as many farmers and military veterans as myself.

I am proud of what we have been able to achieve along the way, such as bringing more financial funding and opportunities to this part of our state. Looking ahead, I am convinced that there are even brighter days ahead for all of us.

This year, residents of western Montgomery County will elect a new state representative. I look forward to meeting the candidates and I know that whoever you choose will be truly blessed to have you as their voters. I know I’ve definitely been that way for the last eight years.

I can not begin to thank you enough for all the support you have given me during our time together. It has been an honor to represent you. I pray that God will continue to bless Montgomery County and the state of Tennessee for years to come.

State Rep. Jay Reedy lives in Erin and represents Tennessee House District 74.

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