(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville) to fill one of three Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus.
Lafferty joins State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) and State Representative Chris Hurt (R-Halls) as Deputy Whips for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
“It is an honor to have been asked, and I am willing to serve,” said Representative Lafferty.
“Justin Lafferty 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, 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. 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 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 Representative Tillis, Representative Lafferty, and our other deputies will form an exceptional and effective team.”
Justin Lafferty serves as Deputy Whip for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Lafferty is also Vice-Chair of the Judiciary & Government Subcommittee of Joint Government Operations. He is also a member of the House Government Operations, House Insurance and House State Committees, as well as the House Corrections and House Life & Health Insurance Subcommittees. Lafferty lives in Knoxville and represents Tennessee House District 89, which includes a portion of Knox County. He can be reached by calling (615) 741-4110 or by email at: [email protected]