Rep. Charles Sargent, Beth Harwell’s minion whom she personally appointment to control the powerful and weaponized House Finance committee, is a Republican from Williamson County who has announced that he will not seek re-election according to a story in the Williamson Herald.
In his role as the chair of the House Finance committee, Sargent has been referred to as a “mastermind” of the State’s budget which he has apparently “masterminded” to massively grow by almost One Third (approximately $10 BILLION dollars) in just 7 years at the expense of Tennessee families and taxpayers.
Just as Bob Corker likely saw the writing on the wall and announced his “retirement” rather than face an embarrasring defeat, Establishment Republican Charles Sargent, whom Tennessee Firearms Association has targeted twice in 2014 and 2016 with election challengers, has announced his “retirement”. Sargent barely won re-election in 2014 over challenger Steve Gawrys, who was backed by TFA, by far less than 300 votes which should have sent a strong message.
Tennessee Firearms Association had met recently with Rebecca Bruke who has already announced that she would be challenging Sargent in 2018 should he seek re-election. Mrs. Burke had already received the endorsement of WWTN 99.7 FM radio host Michael DelGiorno and was expected to receive strong support from many in the conservative arm of the Williamson county GOP as well as from conservative interests groups.