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Rep. Ben West Jr. Announces Retirement After 26 Years in Legislature

Press Release from House Democratic Caucus, Feb. 19, 2010:

NASHVILLE (Feb. 19) – “For over a quarter of a century, I have been extremely blessed to have served the great people of the 60th District (Donelson, Hermitage and Antioch in Davidson County TN) in the State’s House of Representatives. I am humbled to have had the tremendous privilege to work with thousands of community residents on numerous community projects. For this opportunity, I am very grateful.

Even though it is difficult to let go of something you love so very much, as I do serving the people, there comes a time when it is the right thing do for both me and my family. My wife, Phyllis and I are looking forward to spending more time with our children and their families; and pursuing other adventures and life goals.

At this time I am announcing my retirement, effective with the election in November 2010.”

Ben West, Jr. was first elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 1984 and has since been re-elected 13 times to the House of Representatives. Currently, Rep. West serves as a member of the House Transportation Committee and State & Local Government Committee. In addition, he serves on the House Public Safety and Rural Roads Subcommittee, the State Government Subcommittee and the Local Government Subcommittee.

Rep. West is married to Phyllis Duff West. Ben has two daughters and two stepchildren and the couple have nine grandchildren.

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