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Roller announces bid for state Senate
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McMinnville attorney Steve Roller is a candidate for Tennessee State Senate in the 16th District. The 16th District includes Warren, Van Buren, Grundy, Sequatchie, Franklin, Marion, and Coffee counties.
Roller will be running in the Democratic Primary on Aug. 2.
Roller has a successful law practice in McMinnville and was voted Warren County’s Best of the Best lawyer in 2007 and 2012.
“I grew up working on a farm where my Christian parents taught me honesty, fairness, and kindness to every person,” said Roller. “As your state senator, jobs will be my top priority. Decent-paying, long-term jobs are necessary for a decent quality of life.
“Also, we must have a healthcare system that is both adequate and affordable,” continued Roller. “I want to stress everyone must do his or her best to get physically fit.”
Roller said he will make it a priority to enhance infrastructure such as our roads and water supply.
“Roads should be four-lane highways that lead to major interstates,” said Roller. “Four-lane highways enhance both the importation of raw materials and the exportation of finished products. I will continue to work with the water districts to ensure all residents and businesses have water that is accessible, affordable, and pollution free.”
Roller says he wants to restore the trust Tennesseans once had in government.
“The public has lost faith in politicians,” he said. “I know, first-hand, what it’s like to overcome personal adversities. As senator, I will go out of my way to give the working man both a new sense of hope and a decent shot at a healthy future.”
Roller is a lifelong resident of Warren County and graduate of Warren County High School where he starred on the school’s first baseball team in 1970. He received a BS degree from Middle Tennessee State University/ MTSU in 1974, graduating with a major in biology and minors in chemistry, physics, and history. He later received his law degree at Northern Illinois University. 
After achieving his law degree, attorney Roller spent 10 years working with the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance, under Govs. Ned Ray McWhorter and Don Sundquist. 
A member of the Warren County Chamber of Commerce, Roller, his wife Jeanne, and their children reside on a farm in the rural Dibrell community of Warren County. Roller has served as the head of Warren County’s Democratic Party.