News release from Jim Gotto campaign:
NASHVILLE, TN – Nashville native Jim Gotto announced and filed the necessary paperwork today that he will be a candidate for the District 60 State House seat in next year’s election.
“I am running because I believe the citizens of Donelson, Hermitage and Old Hickory need conservative leadership that will remain focused on creating an environment for economic growth and further maintain fiscal sanity in state government,” said Gotto. “I am eager to once again partner with Speaker Harwell and Governor Haslam on the progress that has already been made.
“It was an honor to serve previously in the state legislature and metro council, but I know we still have a lot to accomplish. I appreciate the outpouring of support and encouragement to return to public service. I’m ready to get back to work; and to talk about how we can get our community working again as well.”
Gotto has been married to his wife Carol for 36 years. An elder at his church, Gotto also volunteers his time with Meals On Wheels and CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children). Gotto is active with the Donelson-Hermitage Chamber, Donelson-Hermitage Exchange Club; and serves as Chairman of the Board for the Pregnancy Center of Tennessee.
District 60 includes Donelson, Hermitage and a portion of Old Hickory.
Note: The seat is now held by Democrat Darren Jernigan, who defeated Gotto in 2012 by 95 votes — 12,310 to 12,215.