Alexander Statement on Appointment of Jim Tracy to be USDA Rural Development State Director of Tennessee

Posted on November 6, 2017

MARYVILLE, November 5 -- U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement on President Trump's appointment of Tennessee State Senator Jim Tracy to be the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Tennessee:

"Jim Tracy has a strong record of accomplished public service and is a good friend. I'm glad President Trump appointed Jim to be Tennessee’s next USDA Rural Development State Director. Jim knows agriculture having grown up in rural Tennessee and earned a degree in agriculture education from UT Martin. I look forward to working with him to create better-paying jobs and expand economic development in rural areas. Tennessee and our nation are fortunate to have him in this position.”