NASHVILLE, February 13, 2015– As the week ends, so did the filing deadline for legislation. I found it quite interesting that despite having time to get bills filed, there was still a flurry of last minute activity to get legislation to the clerks office.
As a self governance candidate, I have encouraged participation from constituents on legislation. Yesterday, I filed two bills on behalf of constituents. In addition, I co-signed legislation that Central Magnet School debated. It is a pleasure to be their voice at the Capitol.
On the campaign trail, I also heard a lot of positive response when it came to a particular state senator. While I won’t name names, I committed to “fighting the good fight” with that state senator. Today, I filed a bill with that state senator.
There were several pieces of legislation that I hoped to file. Throughout the process, I found out that other more senior legislators were going to file those pieces of legislation. Ultimately, I care about my district and Tennessee. I do not care who carries the legislation, as long as we get the job done for Tennesseans. I have signed on to several pieces of legislation as a co-sponsor and will work with the lead sponsors to get the work done.
As the legislation rolls out, I am excited to see the debate from several members of the general assembly. In the senate, I am excited to see some bills from Senator’s Nicely, Gardenhire, Dickerson, Briggs, Hensley, Green, Kelsey, Tracy, Ketron and Beavers. I know I missed some, but those came to the top of my head.
In the house, Reps Moody, Butt, Durham, Lynn, Weaver, Carter, Brooks, Spivey, Matheny, Goins, Rogers, Pody, Sexton, Williams, Haynes, Van Huss, Ragan, Lundberg, Powers, Faison, McCormick, Holt, Womick, Daniel, Hill and Hill have some interesting bills that I have my eye on, have co-signed or are interested in watching the debate. I’m know I missed someone and apologize for any omission.
As always, I am honored and humbled to be your state representative.