Republican who lost to Fitzhugh in 2016 tries again in House District 82

Press release from Andy Cole campaign

Alamo, Tenn.– Andy Cole announced on Tuesday his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 82nd District (now held by House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, who is running for the Democratic nomination as governor rather than seeking reelection).

“Having grown up in this district, I understand firsthand what the people in this district need from their elected officials,” Cole said “We need leadership who will fight for the hardworking families of West Tennessee.”

Cole will focus his campaign on bringing back jobs to West Tennessee and improving healthcare in the state. The 82nd District continually has one of the highest unemployment rates in the State of Tennessee and many must travel to even seek emergency care.

“I look forward to the opportunity to meet as many people as possible and helping everyone have a better life for them and their children. We must enact policies that solidify West Tennessee as one of the best places to live and work for generations to come.”

The son of Tim and Sharon Cole, Andy graduated from Crockett County High School and went on to graduate from Belmont University and attend the Institute of World Politics. Having grown up in both of his parent’s businesses and working on his family’s farm, he learned the value of hard work that has led to him to pursue a law degree.

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Note: Cole was the Republican nominee against Fitzhugh in 2016. He got 8,200 votes then; Fitzhugh got 10,443. The district includes Crockett, Haywood and Lauderdale counties.

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