State Sen. Jon Lundberg announces he will not seek Roe’s U.S. House seat

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BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — State Sen. Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol) says he will not run for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Phil Roe.

Lundberg announced on Facebook his intention to continue serving in the Tennessee Senate.

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“I have been greatly humbled by the visits, phone calls, texts, messages and words of encouragement to run for congress,” Lundberg wrote. “However, at this point in my life I believe my place is in the state senate. Hopefully, voters will allow me to serve them again in this same capacity.”

Last week, Roe announced that he will not seek a seventh term as representative of Tennessee’s First Congressional District.

Lundberg represents District 4 in the Tennessee Senate, which includes Johnson, Carter, and Sullivan Counties.

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