Rep. Mike McDonald Won’t Seek Reelection

State Representative Mike McDonald (D-Portland) announced today that he will not be a candidate for the Democratic nomination for state representative from the 44th District this year, reports the Gallatin News..

After thoughtful consideration and conversations with my family, I have decided not to seek the Democratic nomination for state representative this year,” McDonald said. “This is my 18th year of public service and I have thoroughly enjoyed serving the people of Sumner County. Working together we have made real progress. The voters who live in the 44th District placed their trust in me and I have done my very best to be an effective and dedicated legislator,” McDonald said.
“I’m a native Tennessean and I love my home state. I will always be interested in public policy and the future of Tennessee. Also, I look forward to private sector opportunities and more time with my family. I wish to thank the voters who elected me nine times and made it possible for me to serve others. I am forever grateful to each and every voter and supporter and I will always treasure our friendships.”

Note: With McDonald’s announcement, ten Democratic state legislators have now said they will not seek reelection to their current positions this fall.

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