By EMILY R. WEST
Courtenay Rogers, a candidate running to represent Williamson County in the 63rd District of the state House of Representatives, gained two endorsements Wednesday.
One came from the Franklin Firefighters Association Local 3758. The president of the organization said they believed in candidates who support them.
“Courtenay has served her country and we know she will serve us well as a state representative in Williamson County,” president of the Franklin Firefighters Association David Edge said.
Rogers also earned the endorsement from the the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205.
“We need a state government that works for working families, not for special interests,” said Freda Player, political director for SEIU Local 205, the labor organization representing thousands of public service employees working in various local government agencies.
“Working people know that the dignity for a family is connected to a good job and we feel Courtenay Rogers will fight for these working families,”
Rogers said she was honored to have the support of both the Franklin Firefighters Association and the SEIU Local 205.
“As a Navy veteran, I understand what it means to sacrifice for the greater good. And as a single mother and small business owner, I know how important a living wage is for families here in Tennessee,” Rogers said. “It’s very important that we elect lawmakers who understand the challenges that hard working citizens face every day.”
Early voting in the state House general election begins Oct. 19 and ends Nov. 3. Election Day is Nov. 8. Rogers will face incumbent Glen Casada on the ballot.
Rogers has deep roots in Williamson County, is an avid community advocate and graduate of the University of Mississippi. She is a Navy veteran, having served her country as a naval officer aboard a guided missile destroyer, the USS Grace Hopper. She is also the mother of a third grader in Franklin Special School District.
To learn more about Rogers, visit her campaign site at www.courtenayrogers.com.