Sen. Lamar Alexander now longest-serving statewide politician in TN history

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Thursday marked a major milestone for Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander.

Senator Lamar Alexander is now the longest-serving statewide politician in Tennessee history.

The Maryville-native served as governor between 1979 and 1987 and was elected U.S. Senator in 2002.

Thursday marked 24 years, 8 months and fifteen days of public service to the state of Tennessee by Sen. Alexander.

He previously announced he will not run for Senate re-election in 2020.

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