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VOL. 132 | NO. 227 | Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Tennessee State Rep. Joanne Favors to Retire After 7 Terms

The Associated Press

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) – Democratic state Rep. JoAnne Favors of Chattanooga says she won't seek re-election to the Tennessee General Assembly next year.

Favors is a retired nurse and former health facilities administrator who has served in the state House since 2005. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that Favors had mounted a successful Democratic primary campaign against then-Rep. Brenda Turner to win the seat.

Favors persevered in another tough primary race after Republican redistricting plans in 2012 placed her and then-Rep. Tommie Brown in the same district.

Favors said in a press release that she wants to spend more time with her family, ranging from her 94-year-old mother to her great-grandchildren.

Favors is the only African-American member of the Hamilton County delegation, and one of just two Democrats from East Tennessee.

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Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press, www.timesfreepress.com

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

RECORD TOTALS DAY WEEK YEAR
PROPERTY SALES 56 437 16,061
MORTGAGES 76 508 18,556
FORECLOSURE NOTICES 8 56 2,461
BUILDING PERMITS 241 876 33,390
BANKRUPTCIES 64 301 10,314
BUSINESS LICENSES 15 125 5,303
UTILITY CONNECTIONS 17 125 6,273
MARRIAGE LICENSES 19 98 3,511