Congressman Mark Green Says He’s Out, Will State Senator Kerry Roberts Run?

Congressman Mark Green Says He's Out, Will State Senator Kerry Roberts Run?

Congressman Mark Green Is Out, Will Kerry Roberts Run For His Seat? We asked…

ROBERTSON, COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Congressman Mark Green who represents all or part of 14 Tennessee counties says he’s not running for reelection.

Congressman Green represents the US seventh congressional district that includes Robertson, Montgomery, Stewart, Houston, Humphreys, Dickson, Cheatham, Houston, Benton, and part of Davidson County.

In a statement announcing his retirement Wednesday, Congressman Green said; “I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington.”

Smokey Barn News has added Green’s statement (unedited) regarding his announcement not to run for reelection. Below that, we ask Kerry Roberts if he’s considering a run for Green’s seat.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, announces he will not run for re-election:

“At the start of the 118th Congress, I promised my constituents to pass legislation to secure our borders and to hold Secretary Mayorkas accountable. Today, with the House having passed H.R. 2 and Secretary Mayorkas impeached, it is time for me to return home. In the last few months, in reading the writings of our Framers, I was reminded of their intent for representatives to be citizen-legislators, to serve for a season and then return home. Our country–and our Congress–is broken beyond most means of repair. I have come to realize our fight is not here within Washington, our fight is with Washington. As I have done my entire life, I will continue serving this country–but in a new capacity.”

“I am grateful to my wife, Camie, and my family, for standing beside me and for their service to our nation. During my time in the Army, they sacrificed dad and husband to multiple deployments–and as I have served here in Congress, they have supported me as I’ve been away most weeks. I also want to thank the constituents of Tennessee’s 7th District for the unbelievable honor to serve them in Congress–whose vote of confidence was not only evident in the wide margins in each election, but also without ever having a single primary opponent in my three elections. And finally, I want to thank my staff, whose unmatched hard work, dedication, and talent have resulted in our many victories and one of the lowest turnover rates in Congress.”

Having first been elected to Congress in 2018, Congressman Green served as the Freshman Class President in the 116th Congress. At the beginning of the 118th Congress, Green was selected as Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, becoming the only member of Congress to be selected at the start of his or her third term to chair a major legislative committee this century.

Smokey Barn News reached out to Senator Kerry Roberts to see if he was inclined to run for the position but he declined comment.

Is Roberts a fit? He went to Lipscomb University in the 1980s and lived in Davidson and Williamson counties for 26 years prior to moving to Springfield in 2006, so is familiar with the district.

Roberts operated bike stores in Davidson and Williamson counties for many years. Before that he operated a CPA practice in Davidson County.

Currently, Kerry Roberts is a Senator representing the 23rd District in the Tennessee State Senate. The 23rd District encompasses Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, Robertson, and part of Montgomery counties.

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