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Lynn announces candidacy for 57th District

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Susan Lynn

State Rep. Susan Lynn recently announced her re-election plans for the November General Election for the House District 57 seat that she currently holds.

Addressing local residents and friends, Lynn stated, "As representative, I have worked hard every day to help our district and to help you with your needs and concerns. I am proud to have worked to bring much needed infrastructure investments to our county and increasing funding for education. For me, serving is a mission, and it is one of the greatest privileges of my life. Today, I ask for your vote for re-election to the state House in order to continue my mission of public service."

"Lynn is known as a conservative legislator who works to uphold Jeffersonian Principles such as limited government, states' rights, capitalism and Constitutional freedoms," a statement issued by the re-election campaign read. "Her service on the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee has helped cut government waste by $500 million and to control spending resulting in a $600 million and a $1 billion budget surplus in FY14 and FY15 respectively."

"Today, Tennessee has the lowest debt per capita of any state, earning us a AAA Bond Rating with all three bond rating agencies," Lynn continued.

She noted that, through her work on the Finance Committee, she has "helped to achieve $500 million in tax cuts, banning a state income tax, eliminating the estate tax, the gift tax, phase out of the Hall Income Tax and reducing the sales tax on food every year."

Without raising taxes Lynn also worked to redirect dollars in order to increase education funding by $1 billion, funding the BEP, teacher pay & insurance, Pre-K, school health & safety, career and technical education. Lynn also voted to eliminate Common Core. She stated that Wilson County Schools are among the top in the state, and that Tennessee has the fastest improving test scores and graduation rates in the nation. Lynn was also asked to sponsor the Restroom Privacy Bill in order to "protect the privacy of all students; the implementation cost of the bill to schools is $0."

Lynn further stated that, "Today, Tennessee is the No. 1 state for job growth in several categories for four years running," and noted that as chairman of the House Consumer and Human Resources General Sub-Committee that she fights "job-killer" bills. She added her work has helped Wilson County obtain critical funding and grants - road funds of $108 million, including $32 million to complete the widening of State Route 109; economic and community development funds of $13 million; park funding of $2.5 million; multimodal access grants of $900,000; and litter grants of $390,000. "Infrastructure improvements provided by these funds bring us jobs and a better life," she continued. "As a result, this year and over the last few, 21 new major employers have located in Wilson County generating $450 million in total investment."

Noting she remained "fully dedicated to pro-life and to the Second Amendment," Lynn closed her announcement by stating, "I ask for the honor of your vote in order to serve you again in the Tennessee General Assembly. I have truly done my best every day to be the most effective, attentive and responsive legislator, and that will never change. My past service speaks for itself in that I have the experience necessary to meet the many needs of our area."

Lynn represented the 57th Legislative District in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2002 until 2010 and was re-elected in 2012. In addition to previously mentioned committee assignments, in 2014 Lynn was elected by her peers to the Fiscal Review Committee and was appointed by the governor to the state Workforce Development Board. In 2016, she was elected by her peers to serve as the legislative board member of the Greater Nashville Regional Council.

Lynn is employed by Simplicity Creative Group as the manager of regulatory compliance for product development. She holds a bachelor's degree in economics. She and her husband Michael have been married for 34 years and live on Green Harbor Road. They are members of First Baptist Church of Mt. Juliet and have two adult children - MSGT. Michael (TSGT. Alissa) Lynn Jr., parents of Michael and Winnie; and a daughter, Mrs. Grace (Ben) Douchette. Ben is the customer service manager for Publix Supermarkets in Goodlettsville. They have three small children - Benjamin Jr., Charlotte and Giulianna.

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