Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas, District 48) said he will announce his decision on Thursday on whether to run for 4th District Gongress - a seat now held by Republican Scott DesJarlais.
He will hold a press conference at Gateway Village in Murfreesboro at noon.
The 4th Congressional District is comprised of 16 counties and stretches from Bradley County in Southeast Tennessee to Maury County in Middle Tennessee.
It also includes Rutherford County. Major cities in the 4th
District include Murfreesboro, Cleveland, Dayton, Smyrna, McMinnville, Shelbyville, Fayetteville and Lewisburg.
Rep. Carr, a 1981 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, is a business consultant who helps companies become more energy efficient. Additionally, he and his wife Ginny own and operate Cedar Snag Farms in Lascassas.
He was elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2008 and currently serves as chairman of the government subcommittee. He is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and member of the National Federation of Independent Business, Tennessee Right to Life, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Middle Tennessee State University Blue Raider Athletic Association and supporter of Greenhouse Ministries. He is also an accomplished private pilot and member of the Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association.
Rep. Carr has been married to Ginny for 30 years, and they have three children, Erin, Maddie and Joe, Jr. Ginny and Joe also have a grandson, Colby. He has lived in Rutherford County since he was a young boy and his family roots go back five generations in Rutherford County. Joe, Ginny and Joe Jr. are members of Believers Chapel in Murfreesboro.