ELECTION 2014: Incumbent Durham against business overregulation, Hall Tax


ELECTION 2014: Incumbent Durham against business overregulation, Hall Tax

Rep. Jeremy Durham, who beat two GOP challengers in 2012 for the newly created District 65 seat, will face Democrat Bill Peach in November. He is unchallenged in the state primary Aug. 7. The incumbent is opposed to the Hall Income Tax and believes his views are “better aligned†with Williamson County voters than those of his opponent.

Rep. Jeremy Durham, who beat two GOP challengers in 2012 for the newly created District 65 seat, will face Democrat Bill Peach in November. He is unchallenged in the state primary Aug. 7. The incumbent is opposed to the Hall Income Tax and believes his views are “better aligned†with Williamson County voters than those of his opponent.

  • Residence: Franklin
  • Family: Wife Jessica
  • Education: Bachelor’s from University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Juris Doctor from University of Memphis Law School
  • Occupation: Small business attorney
  • Held office: Since 2013

SHHP: Why are you running?

Jeremy Durham: Because District 65 needs responsive, hardworking representation that reflects the conservative values of Williamson County.

What are the most important issues facing the state legislature?

Cutting red tape on small businesses to create jobs, abolishing the Hall Income Tax and making sure that every child in Tennessee is fully equipped to live the American dream.

If elected, what legislation would you like to sponsor or revisit?

I remain focused on passing legislation that makes Tennessee as pro-business as possible and wish to defeat bills that place new regulations on companies. I also will continue to fight against the Hall Income Tax and other taxes that disproportionately affect Williamson County taxpayers.

What can you offer that your opponent cannot?

I believe my conservative positions are better aligned with the majority of the district. The failed policies of Barack Obama and other liberal Democrats have been consistently rejected by Williamson County voters.

Why should people vote for you?

Because Williamson County deserves a representative who reflects their values and believes in limited government, low taxes and excellence in education.

Website: votejeremydurham.com

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for BrentWord Communications. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_Marie_Pace.

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