State Senator Lowe Finney (D-Jackson) announced yesterday that he will not be seeking a third term to the Tennessee State Senate. Finney currently represents District 27, which includes Madison, Crockett, Dyer, Lake and Lauderdale Counties. Finney will continue to serve as the region’s state senator until the general election in November 2014.
Read Senator Finney’s announcement below:
Today I am making an important announcement, one that I wanted to share with you – one of my friends and strongest supporters – before it’s out in the news media. After much prayer and thoughtful consideration, I have decided not to seek a third term to the state Senate.
I have had no higher honor than representing West Tennessee families in the state legislature. I am proud to have worked to improve health care for senior citizens, cut the sales tax on food and provide great opportunities for young students and veterans to attend college. I thank my wife, Tiffany, for her support all these years.
Although I am leaving the Senate at the end of next year, I will remain your Senator for Dyer, Crockett, Lake, Lauderdale and Madison counties until the November election. I will work even harder in my last session, and I will be available to serve you in any way I can. I remain,