Greeneville Sun: Roe Intends To Seek 6th Term

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 @ 3:00PM

U.S. Rep. Phil Roe, R-1st, of Johnson City announced via email this afternoon that he intends to seek a sixth term in Congress.

“We are making real progress on behalf of East Tennessee, and I’m excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for our country. For this reason I’ve decided to seek another term in Congress,” he wrote.

When Roe first ran for the office in 2008, he said he would only seek “a few terms” due to a belief in term limits. He has since said he has seen the importance of gaining seniority in Congress and a knowledge of the workings of Washington that comes with multiple terms.

“When I first ran for Congress, I wanted to lend my expertise as a doctor to the debate over how to improve our nation’s health care system,” he said in today’s email. “As a veteran, I also felt strongly about improving the care and benefits that our nation’s heroes receive. After being selected by my colleagues to chair the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and to co-chair of the House GOP Doctors Caucus, I believe I can help ensure East Tennesseans’ voice is heard loud and clear on some of the most important issues facing our region and nation.”

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