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Halford Thanks Primary Voters, Asks For Continued Support in November


NASHVILLE — State Representative Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) today thanked the men, women, and families of House District 79 for their vote in the recent republican primary and also asked for their continued support during the upcoming November election.

“My family and I are grateful for the tremendous outpouring of support and are humbled by the overwhelming number of votes we received during the recently concluded primary,” said Chairman Halford.  “I look forward to the general election and the opportunity to continue to serve the people of Carroll and Gibson Counties.”

Halford served as Chairman of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee during the 110th Tennessee General Assembly. Additionally, He was as a member of the House Government Operations Committee and Subcommittee, as well as the House Calendar & Rules Committee.

Chairman Halford has been instrumental in obtaining funding for Carroll Academy, a school for at-risk students in Carroll County, as well as monies for the new Carroll County Recreational Lake.  His strong partnerships with the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Transportation have resulted in several successful grant applicationsdesigned to improve infrastructure and support economic development in efforts to attract new jobs to cities in Gibson and Carroll Counties.

“We appreciate Curtis Halford’s hard work for the citizens of his community, said House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “I certainly look forward to his continued great service in the House of Representatives because I know he is a man of great integrity and the folks of the 79th District have solid representation in Curtis Halford.”

During Halford’s tenure in the House, Tennessee has consistently passed balanced budgets and slashed more than $800 million in taxes including a 30 percent reduction in the sales tax on food,the elimination of the inheritance tax, and scheduling the complete phase out of the Hall Income Tax.

He and Republican leaders have also more than doubled the state’s savings account, and it now sits at its highest level ever — $1 billion. Tennessee also has the lowest debt and lowest overall taxes of any state, no transportation debt, and enjoys one of the best credit ratings in the entire nation.

“Chairman Halford has played a major role in Tennessee’s recent and sustained success, and he has been a tremendous resource for our House Republican Caucus,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville). “We are fortunate to have him as a member of our General Assembly, and I look forward to serving with him next year and in future years.”

Before he was elected to serve in the Tennessee House in 2008, Halford was a member of the Gibson County Commission for six years.  He is also a member and Elder of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Dyer and a Veteran of the United States Air Force Reserve.

An avid outdoorsman, Halford supports our Second Amendment freedoms and is in good standing with the National Rifle Association.  He is pro-life and has been previously endorsed by Tennessee Right to Life.  Halford is also pro-business/small business, having received the endorsement of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

“Serving the people of the 79th District in the Tennessee General Assembly has been and continues to be an incredibly fulfilling experience. I have had the opportunity to work on many issues in my district, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know and serve countless constituents throughout the process. However, there is still much work to be done to make all of our communities the best in Tennessee. I appreciate your continued support and look forward to returning to Nashville in January to better serve our citizens.”

Please contact Representative Halford with questions or for assistance with state services.  You may reach his legislative office in Nashville at (615) 741-7478 or you may contact him in Dyer at 731-487-5486 or by e-mail at: rep.curtis.halford@capitol.tn.


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