Senators Jim Kyle of Memphis and Lowe Finney of Jackson, leader and chairman respectively of the Tennessee Senate Democratic Caucus, released the following statement Tuesday on the resignation of Senator Paul Stanley of Memphis:
“We have learned that Paul Stanley has tendered his resignation as the Senator from the 31st District. We hope this puts an end to this terrible situation. We hate that it has happened to this family with young children, who continue to be in our prayers.
“The Tennessee State Senate is an honorable institution, and the people of this state must know that it is their struggles that are most important to us as public servants.
“We are sorry that the good work of the legislature has been overshadowed by this tragedy.”