Byrdstown, TN (2018-06-28) The state’s 31 District Attorneys have recognized state Rep. Kelly Keisling (R–Byrdstown) with the Public Safety Advocate Award.
The Public Safety Advocate Award is given to a legislator who recognizes the necessity of protecting our citizens and takes action to advance public safety.
“Representative Keisling is keenly aware of the public safety issues faced by Tennesseans on a daily basis. He has taken action, by his support of legislation initiated by the District Attorneys Conference, to provide stronger protection to elder and vulnerable citizens and to child victims of sexual abuse, as well as to punish drug dealers more severely,” said Jerry Estes, Executive Director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference. “He is a committed leader and is more than deserving of this award,” he added.
“It is an incredible honor to be recognized by Tennessee’s district attorneys for my work enhancing the safety of our citizens,” said Representative Keisling. “Our district attorneys play a critical role in protecting our residents and those in cities and towns across the state. As an elected official, I am grateful to partner with them, and I look forward to continuing our work together making Tennessee safer for both our current and future generations,” he concluded.
Rep. Keisling serves District 38, which includes Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott and part of Fentress counties, in the Tennessee House of Representatives.