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VOL. 37 | NO. 38 | Friday, September 20, 2013

State Rep. Joshua Evans to seek Senate seat

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NASHVILLE (AP) - Tennessee Rep. Joshua Evans says he will run for the newly formed 25th District seat of the state Senate.

Before being elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, the Greenbrier Republican served eight years in local government. He is a small business owner and has served as a volunteer firefighter in Robertson County since 2001.

If elected to the Senate, Evans says he will continue to fight for the reduction of taxes, improvement of schools and the creation of jobs.

Meanwhile, Republican Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield has opened a new campaign office and he's seeking re-election to the 25th District, which includes Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson counties.

Roberts was first elected to serve Robertson and Sumner counties in March 2011.