State Rep. Richard Floyd announces he is not seeking re-election

State Rep. Richard Floyd announces he is not seeking re-election

February 6th, 2014 by Staff Report in Local - Breaking News

Tennessee state representative Richard Floyd

Photo by Angela Lewis/Times Free Press.

State Rep. Richard Floyd, R-Chattanooga, announced Thursday that he is not seeking re-election to the General Assembly in November.

"The desire to spend more time with my family and the need to properly recover from recent surgery has prompted me to not seek re-election," Floyd said, according to a press release.

Floyd said that he wouldn't be able to express his "deepest appreciation" to his constituents for the "great privilege" of being allowed to represent District 27, and added that he'd always be "grateful" to everyone who God placed in his life to help him in his campaigns.

"Serving District 27 in our state government will always remain one of my life's greatest experiences," Floyd said in the release. "I pray I have served you honestly, fairly and with integrity. Thank you for honoring me with you trust. I have been humbled and blessed by your friendship and confidence."