NASHVILLE -- State House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner announced today he will not seek re-election to the House District 51 after 14 years in office.
"This is a hard place to quit, but I will not be running this time around," the Nashville Democrat, told House colleagues on the floor this morning during personal orders.
Turner, the House's No. 2 Democrat, has not ruled out running for Metro Nashville mayor in 2015.
Andy Sher is a Nashville-based staff writer covering Tennessee state government and politics for the Times Free Press. A Washington correspondent from 1999-2005 for the Times Free Press, Andy previously headed up state Capitol coverage for The Chattanooga Times, worked as a state Capitol reporter for The Nashville Banner and was a contributor to The Tennessee Journal, among other publications. Andy worked for 17 years at The Chattanooga Times covering police, health care, county government, ...