Disgraced former Tenn. House Speaker and Franklin Rep. to run for reelection

Feb 5, 2020

State Rep. Glen Casada (R) Franklin, TN
Credit capitol.tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Associated Press)  --  Disgraced former Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada has confirmed he will run for reelection this year.

Casada made the announcement Tuesday on a social media post.

The 60-year-old Casada, a Republican from Franklin, has been a state lawmaker since 2003. He won nearly 70% of the vote against his Democratic opponent in 2018.

Casada resigned from the top leadership post in August after revelations he exchanged sexually explicit text messages about women with his former chief of staff years ago.