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Doggett to seek Re-Election

Providing additional support to make sure law enforcement has all the tools for doing its job is one of his top priorities in the upcoming year, said State Rep. Clay Doggett, R-Pulaski, who has announced his re-election bid in 2022.

Doggett represents the 70th District of Giles and part of Lawrence counties.

He officially announced his bid at The Barn, just outside Pulaski, Jan. 8.

“It has been a great honor and privilege to be able to serve my community and make sure their voice is heard in Nashville,” Doggett said.

“I will continue to fight to protect their freedoms and the conservative values which make Tennessee so great.”

Doggett, a small business owner, was elected in 2018. State representatives serve two year terms.

As a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, Doggett is committed to defending Tennessean’s right to self-defense and privacy, according to information from his office.

He sponsored the Second Amendment Privacy and Protection Act of 2021, which prevents a state or local entity from creating a registry to track citizens who legally possess firearms in Tennessee.

He also co-sponsored historic constitutional carry legislation which became effective July 1. The law removed undue barriers on law-abiding citizens who wish to exercise their Second Amendment right to carry a handgun while increasing penalties for criminals who steal guns or possess them illegally.

Additionally, Doggett has partnered with survivors of domestic and violent crimes to create legislation that protects and supports victims. He introduced legislation establishing an order of priority for funds for criminal cases to ensure that victims are paid restitution first from money collected by the court from the defendant.

Doggett also sponsored the Leigh Ann Act, a law that serves to protect domestic violence victims by allowing anyone who knowingly violates a no contact order to be charged with a Class A misdemeanor.

In the Tennessee General Assembly, Doggett is a member of the Criminal Justice, Agriculture and Natural Resources and Naming and Designating committees. He also chairs the Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

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