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Fincher hopes to "plow Congress" another 2 years

Rep. Stephen Fincher, photo courtesy Stephen Fincher. Rep. Stephen Fincher, photo courtesy Stephen Fincher.

(WMC-TV) - With new district boundaries, U.S. Congressman Stephen Fincher will now pick up parts of East Memphis, Bartlett, Collierville and Fayette County. 

In a district stretching from Shelby County up to the Kentucky border, the rookie Republican says he's more committed now than ever to the 700 hundred thousand plus residents of West Tennessee.

In fact, it's going on two years since the gospel singing farmer from Frog Jump walked into the US House of Representatives for the very first time.

"It's been a roller coaster, I guess you could say...someone coming from the private sector into the political realm...its been frustrating at times, rewarding at times," says Rep. Fincher.

The first Republican to ever hold the 8th Congressional seat, Fincher says the hardest part of the job is the dysfunction of Washington.

Fincher says he's proud of his work in passing a budget and growing small business, but the gridlock in Washington has to stop.

"Doing these things and watching it...many times, bills in the House pass with bi-partisan support and get over the Senate and watch Harry Reid throw them in the garbage can," he continues.

In the seat once held by Davy Crockett, Fincher says he's committed to the residents of the 8th district.

"They're frustrated with Washington, it seems to be out of touch.  That's why I come home every weekend, kept my same health insurance with Farm Bureau, did not participate in the retirement program Washington offers," says Fincher.

As he heads back to doing the business of the people, Fincher says he's committed to passing term limit legislation.

He's also focused on job creation and the simplification of the tax code.

"Making sure my decisions in Washington are guided by the 8th district, not by Speaker Boehner, not by Speaker Pelosi, not by President Obama," he says.

As he heads into an election year, Stephen Fincher says he'll continue to shoot straight with his constituents as he plans to "plow Congress" for another two years.

Representative Fincher's legislative assistant will be holding a public meeting this Thursday, January 19th from 9 until 11AM. 

The meeting is designed to answer residents' questions.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in the Munford City Board Room on College Street in Munford.

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