Veteran Murfreesboro attorney Christy Sigler announced Tuesday her candidacy for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County's 34th State House district, represented currently by Representative Rick Womick.
Sigler's strong Conservative roots come from her upbringing in the east Tennessee towns of Dandridge and Farragut.
After attending UT-Knoxville for two years, Sigler served in the United States Army for five years as a signals intelligence analyst and Russian linguist, earning the rank of sergeant. After being honorably discharged from the Army, Sigler moved to Southaven, Mississippi, where she earned her Associates Degree at Northwest Mississippi Community College, followed by Bachelor of Accountancy from Ole Miss. Sigler earned her Juris Doctor (JD) degree at the University of Memphis, earning the Dean's Distinguished Service Award. Sigler also served as president of the law school's chapter of the Association for Women Attorneys.
Sigler's conviction to advocate for and to improve the quality of life for children and families earned her an appointment by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth in 2011. Sigler was reappointed in 2014. Sigler continues to provide leadership and support for child advocates across the state.
"My family has believed in Conservative convictions since before I was born. My grandparents on both sides farmed, worked hard, and demonstrated the value of serving the community. Both my mother and her father at different times served as President of the Farragut Ruritan Club, and my grandmother volunteered at the Farragut Folk Life Museum. My father has organized and led Republican organizations since his teen years and currently serves Tennessee's 8th Senatorial District at the Tennessee GOP State Executive Committee."
"I believe in service - service to our country and service to our community. I will bring will bring common sense representation to Rutherford County's 34th House District. We need a fresh perspective in Nashville; someone who is not afraid to fight for our kids, fight Washington overreach, fight for government transparency, fight for fiscal responsibility and most of all be accessible."
Sigler is an experienced advocate who is certified as a specialist in child welfare law by the National Association of Counsel for Children. Sigler's law practice mostly consists of representing the interests of abused and neglected children or children charged with delinquent offenses, obtaining adoptions, and pursuing grandparents' rights and custody matters.
Sigler has been married to husband Tom since 1996, having have been blessed with twin boys - Jacob and Noah - born 2012. The Sigler family lives in the Cason Lane neighborhood and attend Murfreesboro's St. Rose of Lima Church.