State Rep. Courtney Rogers won’t seek reelection

State Rep. Courtney Rogers, R-Goodlettsville, has announced she will not seek reelection in House District 45 this year, becoming the latest to join a long list of departing incumbents.

Rogers made her announcement via Facebook. An excerpt:

After much discussion with the core of ‘Team Rogers’ (my family), and after extensive thought and prayer, today I am announcing that I will not be seeking reelection to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2018. When I entered the political arena, it was to serve one last tour of duty – only this time as a citizen legislator. Now, after having served my country through a 28-year military career, and an additional 3 terms (6 years) as a state legislator, it is time for me to seek new challenges and new ways to serve that will also allow me to better focus on family.

… When I was elected in 2012 it was my promise to serve in accordance to constitutional principles, and conservative, traditional values. I have done that and will continue to do that through the remainder of the 110th General Assembly. It was never my intent to become a career politician. I do not believe that such a goal is healthy for any individual, nor is it good for the citizens they serve – regardless of the level of office they hold.

In the end, I cannot say thank you enough to the people that have supported, encouraged, educated, and mentored me and prayed for me along the way. I have spoken to Speaker Harwell and I thank her for her understanding and graciousness in this decision. Though I will not seek reelection at this time, I will continue in the tradition of serving my community for many years to come.

One Response to State Rep. Courtney Rogers won’t seek reelection

  • E. N. Mayfield, Jr. says:

    Since Col. Rogers is a strong Constitutionalist, and Ms. Harwell is merely a parrot for Gov. H-islam, it’s understandable that Ms. Harwell would be enormously relieved that Col. Rogers will no longer be a thorn in her side.

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