Coffee County commissioner seeks House District 47 seat

News release from Rush Bricken campaign

Republican Rush Bricken has announced plans to seek election to the Tennessee House of Representatives.  Bricken is a candidate for the House District 47 seat that includes Coffee County and parts of Warren County.  Incumbent Representative Judd Matheny is running for Congress and not seeking another term.

 “I want to represent the conservative values of our community in the State House of Representatives,” Bricken stated.  “Tennessee’s government is currently on solid financial ground, and I will work to keep it this way. With extensive experience in small business, banking and local government, I believe I can be an effective advocate for our community on day one,” remarked Bricken.

Bricken plans to focus on four areas in the State House: limited government, good jobs, quality education, and better roads.  “I would like to use my experience in business and finance to keep taxes low and bring more high-paying jobs to our community,” he said.  Bricken is an advocate for local schools and career training.  He believes good education and quality roads and highways are crucial to job growth for our area.

Bricken has over 40 years’ experience in small business and has served on the Coffee County commission for most of the last two decades.  He has served as Chairman of the Budget and Finance Committee for the past eight years.  Bricken is a Certified Public Accountant and community bank executive.

A graduate of Auburn University with a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt, Bricken has lived in Coffee County for over 40 years.  He has served on the Tennessee CPA Board of Directors and past Kiwanis president. He is active in local charities and his church.  Bricken and his wife, Belinda, are the parents of four adult children.

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