Rep. Rogers draws write-in opponent over Durham vote

A Hendersonville woman dissatisfied with state Rep. Courtney Rogers’ vote against expelling fellow lawmaker Jeremy Durham has formally filed as a write-in candidate against Rogers, reports The Tennessean.

Sibyl Reagan, co-founder of Sumner County’s grassroots group Strong Schools, filed a Certificate of Write-In Candidacy on Thursday with the Sumner County Election Office.

First elected in 2012, Rogers, R-Goodlettsville, is seeking her third term in the legislature representing the 45th House district. She defeated Sumner County School Board Chairman Beth Cox in the Republican primary in August and is running unopposed in the general election.

“Right now the voters of the 45th District have one option and I wasn’t happy with that option in light of the vote that happened Tuesday,” said Reagan.

Rogers was one of two legislators to cast dissenting votes in a bid to expel Durham in the wake of an Attorney General’s report where 22 women accused him of inappropriate sexual behavior. Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver, R-Lancaster, also represents part of Sumner County and voted along with Rogers.