Rep. Mike Turner, who has toyed with running for mayor in Nashville, announced on the House floor today he will not seek reelection.
“I’ve served here 14 years, and I can honestly say there’s no one I’ve served with I don’t personally like. And I’ve tried not to like some of you,” said Turner, the House Democratic Caucus chairman. “This is a hard place to quit.”
Turner, D-Old Hickory, said early this year he is mulling a bid for mayor in 2015 to replace term-limited Karl Dean, and told the Post last week he is still considering a run for Nashville’s top spot.
"My time in the legislature may be coming to an end, but I won’t ever stop fighting to make Nashville and Tennessee a better place for all,” he said in a press release.