Rep. Bill Dunn not running for House Speaker, office says

Rep. Bill Dunn / Source: Tennessee General Assembly

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Representative Bill Dunn, of Knoxville, will not be running for the position of House Speaker, his office confirmed.

A spokesperson from Dunn's office said he was not running for the position and had never intended to run.

Dunn is currently speaker pro tem after scandals led to the resignation of former speaker Glen Casada.

House Republican leaders are set to meet on July 24 to vote for a new Speaker.

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