Press release from State Rep. Linda Elam, R-Mt Juliet; July 19, 2012:
(Mt Juliet, TN) – State Representative Linda Elam announced today that the NRA has endorsed her candidacy for re-election to the Tennessee State House in House District 57. This endorsement is accompanied by an A+ rating from the NRA, the highest rating possible.
Elam (R, Mt. Juliet) is a strong conservative who dedicates herself to defending the Second Amendment rights of all Tennesseans. Her voting record proves her support of these rights, which has resulted in this NRA endorsement.
“I am very pleased to have the endorsement of the NRA. I believe it is my duty to defend our sacred Second Amendment rights whenever they are threatened. I have had a carry permit myself for many years. I will continue to work so that all Tennesseans retain the right to own, keep and use guns – whether for hunting, self-protection, target practice, or defense of our State and Country,” Elam said.
Elam has previously received the endorsement of the Tennessee Right to Life, has a 100% voting record with the Eagle Forum, and has received endorsements from 58 of her state house colleagues.