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Letter to the Editor

To the Editor,



I support Representative John Ragan for Tennessee House District 33. Rep. Ragan is not a single-issue incumbent. However, he is being challenged by single-issue challengers. Rep. Ragan[’s] legislative duties covers a vast breadth of legislation so numerous that for brevity only three areas will be discussed as to why I support Rep. Ragan: the Tennessee economy, the education of Tennessee children and the protection of Tennessee children.

• The Tennessee economy: Rep. Ragan has placed Tennessee in an economically enviable position. U.S. News & World Report rankings place Tennessee first in the nation for roads, second-lowest debt in the nation, fifth-most fiscally stable in the nation, sixth-best economic growth in the nation, and 12th-best economy in the nation.

Cato Institute rankings position Tennessee [as] fourth-most economically free in the nation; and the National Conference of State Legislatures’ ranking put Tennessee [as] third-lowest taxed in the nation.

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