Regional Headlines
4:53 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Tennessee Senator Herron Won't Seek Another Term

Murray, KY – State Senator Roy Herron of Dresden won't seek another term in the Tennessee legislature in November. Herron is leaving the legislature when his term ends to serve as the President of the Ned McWherter Center for Rural Development.

The McWherter Center was founded in 2008 with the blessing of the former Governor who died last April. Senator Herron said the McWherter Center will be working with Tennesseans of both political parties as well as independents to expand college opportunities. He explained, "The rich can afford college, the very poor can get financial aid, but the middle class and working people are struggling as college costs soar. The strong back jobs' are gone overseas and the 21st century jobs are going to those who have a 21st century education. The McWherter Center can help students get 21st century educations and jobs."

Herron served in senate representing much of northwest Tennessee for 16 years, he also served in the Tennessee house for 10 years. Herron led a failed attempt in 2010 for the Tennessee 8th district congressional seat.