Nashville, Tenn. – December 19, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on the results of the special election for Senate District 17:
"Congratulations to Mark Pody on his victory and new role as a State Senator. He has served as a conservative leader in the State House for seven years, and I look forward to his continued leadership in the State Senate.
"Voters see the results of Republican governing – record low unemployment, nation-leading educational opportunities, balanced budgets, and economic growth - and they see through Democrats’ attempts to paint an unrealistic, dismal picture for Tennessee. This is why tonight is yet another special election victory for Tennessee Republicans in 2017."