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West Wants Coleman to Fill His State House Seat

Press Release from state Rep. Ben West, Jr., D-Hermitage; Aug. 26, 2010:

All Four Former District 60 Candidates Join West in Endorsement

(Nashville) — State Representative Ben West, Jr. (D-Hermitage), who is retiring after serving the 60th House district for 26 years, endorsed Metro Councilman Sam Coleman Thursday as his replacement in the upcoming November election.

West was joined in the endorsement by Coleman’s four former opponents from the August Democratic Primary: Larry Crim, Tommy Bradley, Charles Hager and Chris Tobe.

“I am casting my total support behind Sam, because he understands the needs of Hermitage, Donelson and Antioch,” West said. “I plan to work tirelessly to ensure that his transition into the state house is a smooth one. I know that he will continue to serve the district in a fine manner.”

Sam Coleman is an attorney, graduate of the Nashville School of Law, graduate of Tennessee State University and has served Nashville on the Metro Council for seven years. He formerly served the state of Tennessee in the Department of Correction for over 32 years.