Submitted District 38 representative Kelly Keisling recently received the Public Safety Advocate Award. Pictured are: (from left) Jerry Estes, Guy Jones, Steve Crump, Keisling, District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis and District Attorney General Matt Stowe.

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District 38 representative Kelly Keisling recently received the Public Safety Advocate Award. Pictured are: (from left) Jerry Estes, Guy Jones, Steve Crump, Keisling, District Attorney General Lisa Zavogiannis and District Attorney General Matt Stowe.

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Tennessee State Representative Kelly Keisling was recently presented with the Public Safety Advocate Award.

Keisling was selected by the state's 31 district attorneys.

The 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," executive director of the Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Jerry Estes said. "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. He is a committed leader and is more than deserving of this award."

Keisling serves District 38 - which includes Macon, Clay, Pickett, Scott and part of Fentress counties - in the Tennessee House of Representatives.

"It is an incredible honor to be recognized by Tennessee's district attorneys for my work enhancing the safety of our citizens," Keisling said. "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."