Nomination for Next TN House Speaker Coming Later This Month

Please be praying for our House leadership.

On Wednesday, July 24, the Tennessee House Republican Caucus is meeting to select a Republican nominee for Speaker of the House to replace Rep. Glen Casada, who will resign from his position as Speaker on August 2. Upon his resignation, Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville) will serve as acting Speaker until Friday, August 23, when Gov. Bill Lee has called for a special session of the Legislature at which time the full House will elect a new Speaker.

Because the Republicans hold a super majority in the House, their nominee is virtually assured of being elected.

Currently running for Speaker are the following state representatives, listed alphabetically: Rep. Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah), Deputy Speaker Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough), Rep. Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville), Rep. Jay Reedy (R-Erin), and Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville).

Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) is still considering running.

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