Savannah, TN - State Representative Vance Dennis today announced his candidacy for re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives to represent Hardin, McNairy, and part of Decatur Counties (House District 71).
First elected in 2008, Dennis serves as a member of the House’s Judiciary Committee, Health and Human Resources Committee, and Public Health Subcommittee. In addition, Dennis was named the chairman of the House Civil Practice Subcommittee in only his second year of service. It is rare for a freshman legislator to be named to a leadership position such as this.
“I am grateful for the support from District 71 that has allowed me to serve in our State House,” Rep. Dennis said in announcing his re-election plans. “On a daily basis, I have the opportunity to work on issues that are important to my district, and I’m proud of my record. I will continue to work to recruit jobs, keep taxes low, improve educational opportunities, and to enhance the quality of life we have here.”
“Vance Dennis has emerged as a real leader in the House of Representatives,” Rep. Glen Casada, House Republican Caucus Chairman, said. “Vance is a hard worker and a man of integrity. He does a great job representing his constituents in Nashville.”
Dennis and his family live in the Olivet community of Hardin County. His wife, Ashley, is an officer of the Hardin County Bank. Dennis practices law in Savannah and works his farm in McNairy County. Dennis is a graduate of the University of Tennessee where he earned a B.S. in agriculture and a law degree. He is a member and former president of the Savannah Lions Club, board member and former chairman of Hardin County Skills, Inc., and a member of the Chamber of Commerce.
The state primary elections will be August 5, and the general election is November 2, 2010.