Aftyn Behn, youngest woman elected to Tennessee House, sworn in
Behn grew up in the Knoxville area and has lived in East Nashville for almost a decade.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A majority of the Metro Nashville area officially has a new state representative Wednesday morning.
Newly elected District 51 State Representative Aftyn Behn was sworn in at 9 a.m. on Wednesday at the State Capitol. Behn, 33, and became the youngest woman in the Tennessee House of Representatives. Her seat was formerly held by Rep. Bill Beck.
Beck represented the district for the past decade, but he passed away from a heart attack in June. Behn said she decided to run for the District 51 seat after hearing about Beck’s passing.
District 51 includes:
- Downtown Nashville
- The Gulch
- East Nashville
- Portions of Donelson and Old Hickory
Behn grew up in the Knoxville area and has lived in East Nashville for almost a decade. She said she considers herself an advocate for working Tennessee families.
“I look forward to joining the House Democratic Caucus and representing Nashville women in the Tennessee House of Representatives,” Behn said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to represent House District 51.”
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