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Hello, I'm Derek Hawn, and I'm running to be your next State Representative for Tennessee's 41st District. With over 18 years on the front lines in EMS and Fire services, I have dedicated my career to protecting our community and ensuring our public safety.

My experience isn't just about responding to calls; as an instructor in the high schools while teaching for Roane State Community College's dual enrolment program, and in the community, I've been committed to teaching life-saving skills and enhancing our collective resilience. Volunteering at the local fire departments and the rescue squad has been both a duty and an honor, allowing me to serve our neighbors and safeguard our homes.

Beyond emergency services, I am deeply rooted in our district's cultural and economic fabric, with my involvement in the Tennessee Cattleman's Association and the Morgan County Genealogical and Historical Society. These connections have reinforced my dedication to our district's rich heritage and its thriving agricultural community.

So, Why am I running? 

I'm running because this community is my home. It's where I was born and raised, and it's where I've chosen to build my life. This community has shaped me into the person I am today, and I feel a deep sense of responsibility to give back and ensure it continues to be a great place to live for future generations.

This community means everything to me. It's where I've experienced my life's highs and lows, where I've built lasting relationships, and where I've learned important life lessons. It's a place that embodies the values I hold close: hard work, integrity, and community. It's a place that's given me so much, and I feel it's my duty to give back.

By running for office, I want to make an impact on our community. I want to use my experience in public service to address the challenges we face and to bring about positive change. I want to ensure that our community continues to thrive and that our values are represented in the decisions that affect us.

I aim to bring a fresh perspective to the table, one that's rooted in our local culture and values. I want to fight for policies that reflect our community's needs and aspirations. I want to create an environment where everyone feels heard and where decisions are made transparently and inclusively.

I'm running because I care deeply about my community, and I believe I have the skills, experience, and commitment to make a positive difference. I want to ensure that our community continues to be a place we're all proud to call home.

Discover more about my journey and vision for us in the "Meet Derek" section.

Together, let's pave the way toward a brighter future for District 41.


If you live in Morgan or Overton Counties you are in District 41. Roane, Fentress, and Anderson counties are partial districts. Click here to determine if you are in District 41.

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