Statement from State Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; August 3, 2012:
Serving Sumner County in the Tennessee House of Representatives for the past eight years has been a true honor. I am proud to have been the first female Majority House Caucus Chair.
I would like to thank Gov. Haslam, Lt. Gov. Ramsey, Speaker Harwell, and all my friends at the General Assembly. I am so proud of the work we have accomplished together; from cracking down on sex offenders, to ensuring ballot integrity by requiring a photo ID to vote, to cutting taxes and balancing the budget, to supporting the pro life movement. We truly have a lot to be proud of.
I am equally proud of the supporters that rallied around this campaign and I am blessed to have such dear friends.
I congratulate Courtney Rogers and wish her the best of luck.
I commit to staying involved in this community and will still be at the forefront of our conservative cause. I also commit to assisting my colleagues in the General Assembly moving forward. The wonderful people Tennessee has elected to office are some of my dearest friends and I appreciate their support as well.