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State Representative Tilman Goins Honored For His Support Of Hamblen County Fraternal Order Of Police

May 18, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) was honored today by the Hamblen County Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) for his active involvement in the FOP and his support of its Cops and Kids Program. The award was presented to Goins during National Police Week.

The Cops and Kids program consists of local officers who take disadvantaged children Christmas shopping each year in efforts to create happy and memorable holiday experiences for them. This program also encourages positive interactions between local youth and members of the law enforcement community in Hamblen County.

Representative Goins has been a strong advocate for his FOP and this rewarding program throughout his time serving in the Tennessee House of Representatives; he is grateful for the positive outcomes they have produced.

‘The Fraternal Order of Police has played a critical role in the development of our next generation of community and state leaders,” said Representative Goins. “I am grateful to Chapter President Don Baird and the rest of our local FOP members for their efforts supporting our youth through programs like Cops and Kids and for serving as role models to them.”

“We appreciate the passion and support that Representative Goins has offered us during his time serving the men, women, and families of Hamblen County,” said FOP Chapter President Don Baird. “Representative Goins has been one of our tremendous partners and friends, and he has made an extraordinary difference in the community.”

Tilman Goins serves as Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Criminal Justice and House Business & Utilities Committees. Goins lives in Morristown and represents House District 10, which includes Hamblen County. He can be reached by email at:Rep.Tilman.Goins@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6877.

Representative Tilman Goins Honored With National Association of Secretaries of State Medallion Award

February 20, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) has received the distinguished National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award from Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett.

The NASS Medallion Award allows individual Secretaries of State to recognize outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of the association within each state. It was created to honor individuals, groups, or organizations with an established record of promoting the NASS’ goals in one or more of the following areas:

  • Elections, with a special focus on voter education and participation.
  • Civic education, including the teaching, promotion, and study of this subject.
  • Service to state government, specifically as it relates to the duties of the office of the Secretary of State.
  • A commitment to giving – a business or individual whose philanthropic contributions have significantly enhanced the quality of life in a local or regional area within a state, or within an entire state.

“I’m honored to present Rep. Tilman Goins with the NASS Medallion Award. I appreciate his leadership on a number of initiatives, including garnering support for the new Tennessee State Library and Archives which broke ground last fall. The citizens of Hamblen County should be proud knowing they have such a dedicated public servant representing them in the Tennessee General Assembly,” Secretary Hargett said.

“It is a tremendous honor to receive this prestigious award and to support the work of my friend, Secretary Tre Hargett,” said Representative Goins. “As an elected official, I pledge to continue partnering with our constitutional officers and my legislative colleagues so that together, we can better address the needs of our citizens and maintain Tennessee’s economic growth and prosperity.”

Additional information about the NASS can be found on their website at: NASS.ORG

Tilman Goins serves as Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Criminal Justice and House Business & Utilities Committees. Goins lives in Morristown and represents House District 10, which includes Hamblen County. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Tilman.Goins@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6877.

House Republicans Make A “STRONG” Education Commitment To Tennessee National Guard Members

April 11, 2017

(NASHVILLE)Monday evening, Republican lawmakers unanimously passed legislation sponsored by State Representative Tilman Goins (R-Morristown) that makes it easier for Tennessee National Guard members to obtain a college degree.

House Bill 530, also known as the Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act, provides an opportunity for those who protect and serve our state to receive their bachelor’s degree. Currently in Tennessee, 28 percent of veterans have some college or an associate’s degree, while 24 percent have a bachelor’s degree.

To be eligible, current Tennessee National Guard members need to be in good standing, have applied for federal tuition assistance, and also be admitted to any Tennessee public community college, public university, or private college or university which is regionally accredited. The student must also maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

“As a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and United States Army, I am honored to have guided the STRONG Act through the legislative process,” said Representative Goins. “Our military servicemen and women have already made great sacrifices so that we can enjoy the safety and freedom that have become the fabric of our society. This legislation ensures they will not have to sacrifice their educational dreams for fear of financial struggle.”

House Bill 530 also creates a competitive edge in recruiting for the Tennessee National Guard. It is part of Governor Haslam’s legislative package for the year, which is traditionally handled by the House Majority Leader. Because of Representative Goins’ leadership abilities, however, he was handpicked to carry the bill.

“We are grateful to Representative Goins for his service time and knew he was the ideal person to shepherd this important bill through the legislative process,” said House Majority Leader Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “We are appreciative of his leadership in helping us with the passage of the STRONG Act and believe it will substantially benefit Tennessee’s servicemen and women.”

The full text of House Bill 530 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/110/Bill/HB0530.pdf

Tilman Goins serves as Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. He is also a member of the House Criminal Justice and House Business & Utilities Committee. Goins lives in Morristown and represents House District 10, which includes Hamblen County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Tilman.Goins@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6877.

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