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Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant proposes to make murder of first responder an act of terrorism

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– A bill making its way through the Tennessee General Assembly will add increased protections for first responders and law enforcement. House Bill 511, sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant, R-Rossville, raises the offense of murdering an on-duty first responder with targeted intent to an act of terrorism. “We’ve seen an increase in disturbing attacks…

Assistant Leader Ron Gant encourages Tennesseans to cast their ballot during early voting period

Tennessee’s early voting period is underway, and it has never been easier for registered citizens to exercise this constitutional right and cast their ballots. During this year’s early voting period, Tennesseans have even greater flexibility. They can vote during evening hours, as well as on Saturday at one of the many locations within our community. When…

Rep. Gant and Sen. Gresham announce $420,000 in major community block grants for Town of Somerville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville) and State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) announced today that the Town of Somerville will receive $420,000 in Community Development Block (CDBG) Grant funding for the construction of a new fire department. The lawmakers made the announcement in conjunction with an announcement by Governor Bill Lee and the Department of…

Rep. Gant and Sen. Gresham announce $321,570 in community block grant funding for Fayette County

NASHVILLE, Tenn.– State Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville) and State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) today announced a $321,570 Community Development Block grant (CDBG) has been awarded to Fayette County for ambulance service improvements. “Having access to ambulance services can be a matter of life or death,” said Senator Gresham, who strongly supported the grant application.  “I am…

Rep. Gant and Sen. Gresham announce $308,520 grant to boost fire protection services in McNairy County

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.)– State Rep. Ron Gant (R-Rossville) and State Sen. Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville) announced today that a major Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) totaling $308,520 has been awarded to McNairy County for fire protection improvements.  The lawmakers made the announcement in conjunction with an announcement by Governor Bill Lee and the Department of Economic and…

Assistant Leader Gant guides historic law and order initiative through General Assembly

Over these last few months, we have seen instances across our state and our nation where a handful of individuals elevate otherwise peaceful demonstrations and civil gatherings, turning them into acts of aggression, intimidation, rioting, vandalism and violence towards law enforcement, firefighters, emergency medical services personnel, and first responders. The right to peaceful assembly is…

Assistant Leader Gant, Sen. Gresham announce economic milestone for McNairy County

In recent years, we have partnered with local leaders like Ronnie Brooks, Eddie Crittendon, Jai Templeton, Mike Smith and all of our city mayors and county commissioners to identify solutions to move McNairy County off of the state’s economically distressed list. According to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), counties that are on this list rank…

Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant receives prestigious Eagle Forum Award

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) has been named a 2020 recipient of the Tennessee Eagle Forum’s Eagle Award. The prestigious honor bestowed upon Assistant Leader Gant recognizes the Rossville Republican for his conservative advocacy and leadership throughout the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. “It is an incredible honor to receive this award for…

Assistant Leader Gant fights for Tennessee businesses and employees

Assistant Leader Gant fights for Tennessee businesses and employees As the unprecedented Covid-19 pandemic continues and this aggressive, highly contagious pathogen spreads throughout communities across Tennessee, my colleagues and I continue to work together and with our federal government to meet the evolving needs of our businesses and their employees during these extraordinary times. This week,…

House Approves Legislation Co-Sponsored By Assistant Leader Ron Gant Curbing Robocalls In Tennesse

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — This week, the Tennessee House of Representatives strongly approved an initiative co-sponsored by House Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville) designed to crack down on robocalls in Tennessee. House Bill 1245 raises the penalty of misleading a phone subscriber from $10,000 to $30,000 per violation against a person or entity that makes an unwanted…

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