NASHVILLE — Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey announced today he had filed his petition to seek re-election to the state Senate.
“Our Republican majority has accomplished so much in such a short period of time,” Ramsey, R-Blountville, said in a news release. “But there is still so much left to do. After decades of Democrat control of state government, Republicans are finally getting to make an impact on state government.”
Ramsey's seat is District 4 representing Sullivan, Johnson and a portion of Carter County.
“In this age of national economic insecurity, it is of paramount importance to keep Tennessee an economic oasis in a nation adrift,” Ramsey said. “Now more than ever, it is crucial that public servants fight hard to give people what they ask for: more jobs, less spending and smaller government. I have fought for those principles my whole life and with the support of my fellow Senators and Tennesseans, I will continue.”
In 2008, he became the first Republican to hold to serve as speaker of the Senate in 140 years. Senators re-elected him to a third term last year.