(NASHVLLE) — State Representative Michael Curcio (R-Dickson) has already made an extraordinary impact in the House chamber in just his first year as a member of the Tennessee General Assembly.
His 2017 legislative session began in January with an appointment from the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) to serve as Vice-Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. This honor is rarely bestowed upon freshman representatives. Throughout the first half of the 110th General Assembly, Curcio also served as a member of the Criminal Justice Subcommittee, as well as the Insurance & Banking Committee.
He was instrumental in securing critical funding for broadband expansion in House District 69, sponsoring the Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Act, which helps address the need for reliable broadband internet services in rural Tennessee communities.
Curcio also fought to support the educational dreams of our National Guard members without fear of financial struggle by co-sponsoring the Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsmen (STRONG) Act. This important education initiative provides last-dollar scholarships to our state’s service members who meet eligibility requirements.
In total, Curcio sponsored 12 bills, was the co-sponsor of 19 additional pieces of legislation and also sponsored 63 House Resolutions. He was also selected to carry the Senior Financial Protection and Securities Modernization Act — a pro-business measure from Governor Bill Haslam and House GOP Leadership — through the entire legislative process.
“I have truly enjoyed working alongside my Republican colleagues in order to protect the state’s conservative values and make Tennessee a place where families can live their American Dream,” said Representative Curcio. “Throughout 2017, I have listened to the concerns of my constituents and fought to protect them by giving them a voice in Nashville. I look forward to continuing this work in the months ahead and when we reconvene next January.”
“It has been an honor to work with Representative Curcio this year on legislation that will have a positive impact on all Tennesseans,” said Speaker Harwell. “He is a very effective legislator who has shown leadership on a number of issues before the Tennessee General Assembly. I look forward to continuing that work when we reconvene next year.”
For a complete list of Representative Curcio’s bills, please visit the Tennessee General Assembly website at: http://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/sponsorlist/default.aspx?ID=H690&ga=110
Michael Curcio serves as Vice-Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. He is also a member of the House Insurance & Banking Committee, as well as the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee. Curcio lives in Dickson and Represents House District 69, which includes Hickman County, as well as parts of Dickson and Maury Counties. He can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-3513.