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Representative Jimmy Eldridge Passes Final Bill In House

April 26, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — State Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) has passed his final bill as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly, ending a remarkable 16-year career in the House chamber.

House Bill 1598 reduces regulations on insurance providers so they can operate more effectively and better serve the citizens of our state.

As Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee, Eldridge has fought to safeguard Tennesseans against instances of fraud and waste. He has led Republican efforts to further reduce regulations and slash government red tape, resulting in substantial job creation across all regions of our state. Eldridge has also championed Tennessee’s worker’s compensation reform efforts.

While he leaves behind an incredible legacy in Nashville, Chairman Eldridge looks forward to coming home to Jackson and continuing his service to the residents of his committee.

“These last 16 years in our General Assembly have been a remarkable experience, and I have certainly enjoyed every minute of it,” said Chairman Eldridge. “It has been extremely humbling to work with so many wonderful people and to fight for you in Nashville. I am excited to come home, and I hope  to continue serving our citizens as mayor of our wonderful city.”

Jimmy Eldridge is a member of the House Local Government and House Calendar & Rules Committee. He is also the Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee. Eldridge lives in Jackson and represents House District 73, which is part of Madison County. He can be reached by email at:Rep.Jimmy.Eldridge@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7475.

Republican Lawmakers Honor Chairman Jimmy Eldridge In House Chamber

April 3, 2018

Outgoing Consumer & Human Resources Chairman to run for Jackson mayor

(NASHVILLE) — Recently, Republican lawmakers honored State Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) with a House Joint Resolution and brief ceremony inside the House chamber.

Last Thursday, more than two dozen colleagues joined Eldridge at the well as he reflected on his work over the past 16 years serving the men, women, and families of District 73. During the presentation, House leadership remarked on Eldridge’s ability to build strong relationships with his constituents, as well as his robust efforts championing the state’s worker’s compensation reform efforts.

In February, Chairman Eldridge announced his candidacy for mayor of Jackson. While he leaves behind an incredible legacy in Nashville, Eldridge knows his relationships and experiences as a State Representative will be extremely beneficial to his citizens at the local level.

“It has been an incredible journey over the last sixteen years, and I have enjoyed every minute of it,” said Chairman Eldridge. “I am honored to have worked with so many terrific people and am grateful that our residents have trusted me to serve as their voice in Nashville. I still have a great deal of energy that I want to take back with me to Jackson. I started in local government, and I am excited to have an opportunity to come home and hopefully continue to serve our citizens as mayor of our wonderful city.”

In 2017, Eldridge sponsored passage of  House Bill 325 — part of Governor Haslam’s legislative package for the year. The measure authorizes the Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation to use money from the Subsequent Injury & Vocational Recovery Fund to provide job recovery assistance and education to employees limited by a work-related injury who may not be able to return to their current job. The legislation is also designed to cut down on the number of fraud cases involving workers’ compensation claims across the state.

It is the latest in a series of laws designed to protect Tennessee workers who have been injured on the job. In 2013, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed the Workers’ Compensation Reform Act — spearheaded by House Republicans — in order to provide more certainty for business while also protecting the interests of employees across the state.

Jimmy Eldridge is a member of the House Local Government and House Calendar & Rules Committee. He is also the Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee. Eldridge lives in Jackson and represents House District 73, which is part of Madison County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Jimmy.Eldridge@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7475.

Representative Jimmy Eldridge Hosts Jackson Chapter Of Vietnam Veterans Of America In House Chamber

February 7, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday night, State Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) hosted 11 members of the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 995 from Jackson, Tennessee.

During their visit to the House chamber, VVA members conducted the 13 Folds of the U.S. Flag Ceremony — a flag folding ceremony performed at funeral services of the brave men and women who have proudly served our country. They also played Taps, which is a bugle call played at dusk, during flag ceremonies, and at military funerals across our country by members of our armed forces.

The VVA was originally created to serve Vietnam veterans. They now preside at any funeral service involving our nation’s courageous heroes, offering their skills to families who have lost loved ones and who desire to have their loved one buried with full military honors.

“I am grateful to the members of our local VVA chapter for their service, as well the incredible care they display in tending to the needs of our heroes and their families,” said Chairman Eldridge. “We must never forget the sacrifices made by our brave military servicemen and women; thankfully, the VVA offers all of us an important reminder  through their actions about why we live in the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

For more information about VVA Chapter 995, please click here.

Jimmy Eldridge is a member of the House Local Government and House Calendar & Rules Committee. He is also the Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee. Eldridge lives in Jackson and represents House District 73, which is part of Madison County. He can be reached by email at Rep.Jimmy.Eldridge@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7475.

 

 

House Republicans Honor Fallen TBI Special Agent With Passage Of House Bill 482

April 4, 2017

(NASHVILLE) – A bill sponsored by Representative Jimmy Eldridge (R-Jackson) honoring fallen Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Special Agent De’Greaun Reshun Frazier unanimously passed in the House Chamber Thursday morning.

House Bill 482 designates the future home of the TBI Crime Lab & Consolidated Headquarters in Madison County to be named the “Special Agent De’Greaun ReShun Frazier TBI Crime Lab & Regional Headquarters.” Special Agent Frazier was shot and killed during an undercover drug operation in Jackson on Aug. 9, 2016. He is the first and only TBI agent ever to be killed in the line of duty. Frazier’s name will now be immortalized in the bureau’s history and serve as a reminder of the ultimate sacrifice he made.

“Special Agent Frazier was loved and respected by his peers within the law enforcement community,” said Representative Eldridge. “It is our hope that this fallen Tennessee hero’s memory will inspire future generations of law enforcement agents in our state to protect and serve with the professionalism and courage that he displayed.”

Before joining the TBI, Frazier also served as a member of the local Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force for the Millington Police Department, as well as a reserve deputy for the Shelby County Sherriff’s Department. He was also a police officer for the University of Memphis and for Southwest Tennessee Community College.

The full text of House Bill 482 can be accessed by visiting the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB0482&ga=110 

Jimmy Eldridge is a member of the House Local Government and House Calendar & Rules Committee. He is also a member of the House Consumer & Human Resources Committee and Subcommittee. Eldridge lives in Jackson and represents House District 73, which includes part of Madison County. He can be reached by email at: Rep.Jimmy.Eldridge@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-7475.

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