There will soon be another new United States senator from the state of Tennessee.
That’s because Sen. Lamar Alexander announced on Twitter Monday morning that he will not be seeking reelection in 2020.
— Sen. Lamar Alexander (@SenAlexander) December 17, 2018
In his statement, the Republican says in part that :
“I am deeply grateful, but now it is time for someone else to have that privilege. I have gotten up every day thinking that I could help make our state and country a little better, and gone to bed most nights thinking that I have. I will continue to serve with that same spirit during the remaining two years of my term.”
Tennessee’s other senator, Republican Bob Corker, is also retiring, leaving Congress at the end of the year. Republican Marsha Blackburn, the first woman to serve in the United States Senate from Tennessee, was elected in November to Corker’s seat.
To read Alexander’s entire statement, click here.