Senate, House Committee Assignments Made

House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) and Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) announced committee assignments for the 108th General Assembly this morning.

In the Senate, Senator Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) was reappointed as Education Chairman.  Senators Reggie Tate (D-Memphis) and Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville) were named first and second Vice-Chairmen, respectively.  Other members of the Senate Education Committee include:

  • Sen. Charlotte Burks (D-Monterey)
  • Sen. Stacey Campfield (R-Knoxville)
  • Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City)
  • Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga)
  • Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald)
  • Sen. Brian Kelsey (R-Germantown)

Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) was reappointed as Chairman of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, where Senator Douglas Henry (D-Nashville) serves as Chairman Emeritus.  Senators Bo Watson (R-Hixson) and Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) were named first and second Vice-Chairmen, respectively.  Other committee members of Senate Finance, Ways and Means include:

  • Sen. Steve Dickerson (R-Nashville)
  • Sen. Lowe Finney (D-Jackson)
  • Sen. Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin)
  • Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald)
  • Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro)
  • Sen. Jim Kyle (D-Memphis)
  • Sen. Mark Norris (R-Collierville)

In the House, Representative Harry Brooks (R-Knoxville) was named Chair of the Education Committee.  Representative John Forgety (R-Athens) was named Vice-Chair.    Representative Mark White will lead the Education Subcommittee as Chairman.  Other members of the House Education Committee include:

  • Rep. Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland)
  • Rep. Jim Coley (R-Bartlett)
  • Rep. John DeBerry (D-Memphis)
  • Rep. Lois DeBerry (D-Memphis)
  • Rep. Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville)
  • Rep. Roger Kane (R-Knoxville)
  • Rep. Ron Lollar (R-Bartlett)
  • Rep. Harold Love (D-Nashville)
  • Rep. Debra Moody (R-Covington)
  • Rep. Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville)
  • Rep. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro)
  • Rep. Mark White (R-Memphis)
  • Rep. Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville)

Leading the House Finance Committee will be Representative Charles Sargent (R-Franklin) who will serve as the committee’s Chair.  Representative David Alexander (R-Winchester) will serve as Vice-Chair.  Representative Mike Harrison (R-Rogersville) will serve as the Chair of House Budget Subcommittee.  Other members of House Finance include:

  • Rep. Joe Armstrong (D-Knoxville)
  • Rep. Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland)
  • Rep. Kent Calfee (R-Kingston)
  • Rep. Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah)
  • Rep. Barbara Cooper (D-Memphis)
  • Rep. Lois DeBerry (D-Memphis)
  • Rep. Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley)
  • Rep. Steve Hall (R-Knoxville)
  • Rep. Mike Harrison (R-Rogersville)
  • Rep. David Hawk (R-Greeneville)
  • Rep. Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough)
  • Rep. Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville)
  • Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga)
  • Rep. Steve McDaniel (R-Parkers Crossroads)
  • Rep. Larry Miller (D-Memphis)
  • Rep. Gary Odom (D-Nashville)
  • Rep. Dennis Roach (R-Rutledge)
  • Rep. Johnny Shaw (D-Bolivar)

While the Education and Finance Committees see the highest volume of legislation that could impact the University each year, numerous other committees vet a host of University-related issues.  Click the links below to see the full committee listings for the 108th General Assembly.

For a full listing of House Committees, click here.
For a full listing of Senate Committees, click here.