Speeding lands Julia in the NEWS


The story below about Freshman State Representative Julia Hurley appeared in the Roane County Newspaper.

The newspaper article stated that Rep. Hurley Hurley was cited for speeding along with the narrative from the state trooper about Julia Hurley's driving record.

Julia Hurley unseated long time incumbent Dennis Ferguson.

Representative Hurley represents part of Loudon County (Lenoir City) and Roane County. Rep. Julia Hurley - R- District 32

Ms. Hurley ran as a Conservative Christian.

The campaign for state rep didn't fall short on mud slinging or rhetoric.  See related articles at end of story.







New state representative cited for speeding


By Damon Lawrence

Monday, January 24, 2011 at 7:49 pm (Updated: January 25, 5:40 pm)

If the Tennessee General Assembly is meeting on March 18, Republican state representative Julia Hurley may not be there in the morning.

She’s scheduled to appear in Roane County General Sessions Court that day at 9 a.m. to answer a speeding ticket.

“I don’t have anything to say about it” she said. “It’s a traffic ticket. What are you going to do? Pay it, I guess.
Hurley was cited by the Tennessee Highway Patrol on Saturday.

According to the citation, she was driving a BMW 77 mph in a 50-mph zone on Hwy. 27.

“I dispute it,” Hurley said of the charge that she was driving nearly 30 mph over the speed limit.

The state trooper also noted the following in the narrative section on Hurley’s citation without further detail: “five prior speeding, reckless driving, accident and failure to pay suspension.”

Hurley is in her first term as the state representative for District 32, which includes Roane County and Lenoir City.

Hurley, a Lenoir City resident, defeated Democrat Dennis Ferguson last November.

As a member of the General Assembly, Hurley can vote on matters that affect the Tennessee Highway Patrol.  

She said she is debating whether to contest the citation.

I haven’t decided what action I’m going to take on the ticket right at this moment,” she said. “That’s not due till March.”




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