Updated: May 29, 2020
by John Engel | Thursday, April 2nd 2020
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. — State Rep. David Hawk, an 18-year veteran of the General Assembly, announced Thursday that he will join the crowded field vying to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Phil Roe in Tennessee’s First Congressional District.
Hawk had spent the past several months exploring a congressional bid, making the decision official this week.
“For all of the people that I've been able to help in Greene County, I keep thinking about how I can help more folks," Hawk said. "Running for United States Congress gives me the opportunity to be that public servant to help even more folks where they are in their lives on any given day."
Roe announced in January that he would not seek re-election.
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