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House Majority Whip Rick Tillis Names State Representative Chris Hurt Deputy Whip

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Chris Hurt (R-Halls) to fill one of three Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus.

Hurt joins State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) and State Representative Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville) as Deputy Whips for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly.

“It is a great honor to be named Deputy Whip by Representative Tillis,” said Representative Hurt. “I appreciate the trust he has placed in me to fulfill the important duties that come with this position, and I am eager to get to work.”

“Chris Hurt is one of the leaders of our distinguished class of freshman Republican lawmakers,” said Representative Tillis. “I appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity, and his efforts will support our fight to uphold Tennessee’s values.”

In his role as Deputy Whip, Hurt 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. He will support Tillis, who has already done an incredible 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 Representative Hurt,” said Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Franklin). “I appreciate his dedication and passion for serving our caucus and our state, and I know Representative Tillis, Representative Hurt, and our other deputies will form an exceptional and effective team.”

Chris Hurt serves as Deputy Whip for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Hurt is also a member of the House Commerce and Education Committees, as well as the House Business and House Higher Education Subcommittees. He lives in Halls and represents Tennessee House District 82, which includes Lauderdale, Crockett, and Haywood Counties. Hurt can be reached by email at: [email protected] or by calling (615) 741-2134.




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