Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.
“I am grateful for everyone who has joined my leadership team, and I am honored to have their support," Coggin said. "These friends are business and community leaders in Rutherford County, and I know their advice and counsel will help me effectively communicate our campaign’s message and serve the residents of the 48th District."
Coggin’s leadership team comprises Rita Ash, County Trustee Teb Batey, County Commissioner Jack Black, Mayor Ernest Burgess, Murfreesboro City Councilman Toby Gilley, Ted Goodman, County Commissioner Joe Frank Jernigan, Bill Jones, state Sen. Bill Ketron, Craig Lynch, County Commissioner Allen McAdoo, Hubert McCullough, Murfreesboro City Councilman Shane McFarland, Dr. Warren McPherson, Celeste Middleton, Bricke Murfree, County Commissioner Jeff Phillips, Shane Reeves, Dr. Nate Schott, County Commissioner Chantho Sourinho, state Rep. Mike Sparks, state Sen. Jim Tracy, Mike Vaught, state Rep. Dawn White and Murfreesboro City Councilman Doug Young.
“Holly and I are humbled by all the encouragement and support we’ve received from our friends, family and neighbors from the 48th District. It has been overwhelming. We’re very blessed,” Coggin said.
The seat is being vacated by state Rep. Joe Carr, who recently announced his candidacy for the U.S. Senate.
The 48th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives consists of the eastern half of Rutherford County, including Lascassas, Walter Hill, Middle Tennessee State University and east Murfreesboro.
Coggin will be a candidate in the Republican primary that will be held on Aug. 7, 2014.
He serves as director of AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro, and he previously served as director of development at Middle Tennessee Christian School. He graduated from MTCS, and earned his bachelor’s degree from Lipscomb University.
Coggin is a member of the Murfreesboro Noon Rotary Club, and he also serves on the Read To Succeed board and Project Help Advisory Council.