NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – State Representative Jeremy Durham briefly addressed the media Thursday afternoon where he denied having any sexual contact with individuals named in a scathing report by the attorney general.
The report was released just one day before Durham’s statement and included at least 22 incidents with 21 women, including having sex with a college student in his legislative office.
Rep. Durham also announced he is suspending his campaign for re-election, telling News 2 that means “turning off ads” and “spending money only necessary to wrap things up.”
The other candidate, Stacy Givens is not actively campaigning. Holly McCall is the Dem candidate for the seat.
“Let me be clear by reiterating, I have learned from my mistakes. Right now, I am focused on spending time with my family during what has been a very difficult time for us,” he read from a prepared statement. “I ask for your respect and your privacy for my family during this difficult time.”
Durham was first elected to the Tennessee General Assembly in 2012. He was re-elected in 2014.
News 2 reached out to Sam Whitson, one of the candidates running against Durham in the Republican House race. He said, “We are not letting up. We are working as hard as we can through the primary and general election. We are not taking anything for granted. Character still counts in Williamson County. I respect Mr. Durham’s decision to what is best for his district and his family.”
The other candidate, Stacy Givens is not actively campaigning. Holly McCall is the Democrat candidate for the seat.