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Republican Michael Hale Running for State Representative
Mike Hale

SMITHVILLE, TN- Conservative DeKalb County businessman and farmer Michael Hale officially filed his petition and will be a candidate in the Republican Primary for the Tennessee House of Representatives in House District 40. House District 40 consists of all of Cannon, DeKalb, Jackson, and Smith Counties, and a portion of Wilson County. The seat is currently represented by 14-year incumbent, and Smith County resident, Terri Lynn Weaver.

“As I have spoken to voters over the past few weeks, it has been clear to me that they want a fresh voice representing them in Nashville,” Hale said. “They want an America First, Christian, Conservative Republican, who will work hard to get things done for our communities. They are tired of career politicians. They want someone who is 100% Pro-Life and will work to cut taxes for hard working Tennesseans. They want someone who will fight for our schools, children, teachers, and parents. They want someone who has business experience to bring new jobs and improve our local economy. They want someone who will fight for better roads and infrastructure in our communities. They want someone who will carry their conservative Tennessee Values with them to Nashville. They want someone who will support our law enforcement and emergency personnel, and honor veterans and their families.”

“I started working at age 11, bagging groceries and working on farms in the area,” continued Hale. “I worked my way through school and built a rewarding career in service of others. I have built a business from the ground up and know what its like to meet a payroll and have difficult conversations with families. I have battled life threatening illnesses that confined me to a wheelchair. As the parent of a daughter in college and a son in high school, I know the challenges in our schools, and of raising a family. As a proud gun owner, I know that our rights are under attack. During this campaign, I look forward to sharing my experiences and ideas for how we can make Tennessee an even better place to live, work, raise a family, and retire.”

“The individuals in communities around this district have been incredibly good to me over the years,” concluded Hale, “and my family and I are excited about this opportunity to serve and earn your vote. I want to invite you and your family to our Campaign Kickoff Events over the next 2 weeks. Our Cannon County Kickoff is this Saturday, April 9, from 11AM-1PM at Sophia’s Off the Square in Woodbury. The DeKalb County Kickoff is also Saturday, April 9, from 5PM-7PM at the DeKalb County Complex. The Jackson County Kickoff is Saturday, April 16, from 11AM-1PM at Center Grove Community Center. The Smith County Kickoff is also Saturday, April 16, from 5PM-7PM at the Smith County Ag Center. The Wilson County Kickoff will be announced at a later date. My family and I ask for your prayers over the coming months as we campaign and meet voters throughout the district.” 

Michael and Tara Hale are lifelong residents of the 40th District and have been married for nearly 26 years. They are the proud parents of three children and three grandchildren. They have owned and operated DeKalb Funeral Chapel for over 20 years and also raise Simmental cattle at their family farm. They are active members of New Life UPC in Smithville. For more information, or to contact Michael Hale, call 615-464-0518, visit, or go to Michael Hale for State Representative on Facebook.