Bill Harmon Won’t Seek Reelection to House (but maybe another office)

State Rep. Bill Harmon, of Dunlap, said Wednesday he will not seek re-election to the House but is considering possible races for the state Senate or Sequatchie County mayor.
From the Chattanooga TFP:
“I’d like to thank all the people in the four counties I represented for the past 10 years for the opportunity to serve as their representative,” said Harmon, a Democrat whose 37th Legislative District includes Sequatchie, Marion, Grundy and Van Buren counties.
Harmon is the second House Democrat to announce he will not seek re-election following the passage of a Republican-drawn redistricting plan. Harmon’s home county of Sequatchie was placed in the 31st Legislative District held by Rep. Jim Cobb, R-Spring City. The first Democrat to announce he wouldn’t seek re-election was Rep. Harry Tindell, of Knoxville, who represented the 13th Legislative District.
He said in early February that he wouldn’t be returning. By day’s end Wednesday, a third House Democrat, Rep. Janis Sontany, of Nashville, said she won’t seek re-election in the 53rd Legislative District. Harmon said the reconfigured 31st District leans Republican and there are two counties in it he never has represented.

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