(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro), State Representative Chris Hurt (R-Halls), and State Representative Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville) as Deputy Whips for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
As Deputy Whips, Baum, Hurt, and Lafferty will assist in counting votes, as well as communicating with members about the Republican supermajority’s position on issues or legislative initiatives of great importance to our caucus.
“Charlie Baum, Chris Hurt, and Justin Lafferty are some of our strongest leaders among this distinguished group of freshman Republican lawmakers,” said Representative Tillis. “I appreciate their willingness to serve in these capacities, and their efforts will support our fight to uphold Tennessee’s values.”
Our Deputy Whips will support Tillis, who has already done a remarkable job as the fourth ranking officer within the House Republican Caucus in just his first few months in this leadership position.
“Representative Tillis has demonstrated strong leadership skills as our House Majority Whip, and he will serve as a great mentor for Representatives Baum, Hurt, and Lafferty,” said Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Franklin). “I appreciate his dedication and passion for serving our caucus and our state, and I know he and our deputies will form an exceptional and effective team.”
Rick Tillis is the House Majority Whip for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. He is also a member of the House Finance, Ways, & Means, House Local, and House State Committees, as well as the House Departments & Agencies and House Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittees. Tillis lives in Lewisburg and represents Tennessee House District 92, which includes Marshall and parts of Franklin, Lincoln, and Marion Counties.