Dennis Doster Announces for State Representative
DRESDEN (April 13) — Weakley County Commissioner Dennis Doster announces his candidacy for State
Representative in House District 76. Doster is a candidate for the position held by five-term Representative Andy Holt, who is not seeking reelection.
Doster is seeking the Republican nomination for the seat that includes all of Weakley County, the northern part of Carroll County, and the South Fulton and Union City portions of Obion County.
Doster is a lifelong farmer and grew up on a small farm growing corn and raising pigs and cattle. Doster produces cattle on a 300-acre farm. Doster chairs the Public Works Committee on the Weakley County Commission and has served as pastor of Beulah Missionary Baptist Church for 21 years. He owns Carroll County Auction in McKenzie.
“I have a unique set of experiences that will help me serve my community in the state legislature,” said Doster. “As a county commissioner, you learn the issues. As a farmer, you face adversity. As a small business owner, one learns the burden of government regulations. As a pastor, you learn how to listen to people. I want to take these skills to Nashville and help our community recover from the economic damages created by thecoronavirus,” remarked Doster.
“People have lost their jobs. Small businesses, schools, and hospitals are hurting due to the economic impact of COVID-19. I want to be part of the recovery effort that gets our economy going again,” said Doster. “Tennessee is blessed with a history of sound financial management and low taxes. We benefit from a business-friendly climate. I’ll work to protect our financial stability while helping people, small businesses, schools, hospitals, and local governments recover economically,” Doster stated.
Doster is a lifelong resident of Weakley County and 1977 graduate of Dresden High School. He previously served on the Republican State Executive Committee representing Senate District 26. He is the father of three children and grandfather of four. Doster supports President Trump’s Keep America Great agenda. He is pro-life and pro-Second Amendment.
What is your platform and what sets you apart from others? Also, what are you going to do for Carroll Cty? I realize most of your constituants will be in Weakly Cty but this has always been a problem for us.