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Representative Jerome Moon Selected 2020-2021 Aide-de-Camp to VFW National Commander

September 30, 2020

MARYVILLE, Tenn. – State Representative Jerome Moon of Maryville has been named the 2020-2021 Aide-de-Camp to Commander-in-Chief Hal Roesch II. Following six years of active duty service in the U.S. Navy, over half of which were overseas, Representative Moon has continued his service in support of his fellow veterans returning from foreign conflict.

 Moon is a lifetime member of local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10855.  He served as All-State Commander for the VFW Department of Tennessee in 2015-2016 in addition to serving as Captain of the All-State Team. He was Senior Vice Commander of VFW District Two. Of the appointment, Moon said:

“I am honored to be recognized by the leadership of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and more importantly, I am proud to be a part of such an outstanding organization that does so much for our veterans. The VFW has been unwavering in its devotion to veterans, service members, and their families for 121 years. I look forward to working with leadership and doing my part.”

 A VFW Aide-de-Camp serves as a special assistant to the National Commander of the Organization implementing administrative activity benefiting members.   

Moon was elected as Chairman of the Veterans Caucus for the State of Tennessee for the last two years, and worked with both the House and Senate to pass legislation that has brought positive changes to Tennessee Veterans and their families.

State Rep. Jerome Moon announces financial meal assistance for Tennessee students

July 31, 2020

P-EBT program replaces school lunches

NASHVILLE,  ​Tenn. – ​State Rep. Jerome Moon, R-Maryville, today announced financial assistance is available to help families provide food for their children through the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

The Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer or P-EBT aims to provide financial assistance for school meals missed during the months of March, April, and May due to COVID-19 school closures. The P-EBT money can be used at grocery stores and other retailers that accept EBT cards to buy food for children.

The P-EBT was created through the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act as a way to reimburse families whose children are on a free or reduced lunch program, but could not receive those meals when school closed in the spring.

“Covid-19 has placed tremendous burdens on families across the state and Republican leadership is working to implement support where it is needed,” Moon said.  “There are still many more families who are eligible for this benefit and I would encourage them to apply so they can continue to provide meals for their children during this challenging time.”

Families must meet the following criteria to qualify: receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program or attends a Community Eligibility Provision school that provides free meals to all students. Families already receiving SNAP or TANF benefits do not need to apply as the funds have already been distributed. Families can apply at tn.gov/humanservices or call 1-866-311-4287 by Aug. 14, at 4:30 p.m. Central Time.

Jerome Moon is Chair of the House Cities & Counties Subcommittee.  He is also a member of the House Commerce, the Local, and the State Committees, as well as the Utilities Subcommittee. Moon resides in Maryville and represents Tennessee House District 8, which includes part of Blount County.

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Representative Jerome Moon, House Republicans Slash Taxes On Automobiles For Tennessee’s Disabled Military Heroes

February 6, 2018

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, State Representative Jerome Moon (R-Maryville) and Republican leaders unanimously passed legislation aimed at reducing taxes on automobiles for Tennessee’s disabled veterans.

House Bill 15 exempts a new or used vehicle that is sold, given, or donated to a veteran or active duty service member from the sales and use tax if the veteran or service member meets the following criteria:

  • The veteran or service member suffers from a service-related disability.
  • The veteran or service member receives grant funding from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • The grant funding is used to provide or assist in providing the vehicle to the veteran or service member.

“Our brave men and women make daily sacrifices so that we can enjoy our many freedoms,” said Representative Moon. “Too often, they travel overseas to defend our nation and return home with life-changing injuries. I am honored to sponsor this initiative that will assist these intrepid individuals; we must continue to support them and their families.”

House Bill 15 is the latest in a series of Republican-led initiatives designed to back our brave heroes. During the 2017 legislative session, House Republicans fought to safeguard veterans from being used as political pawns during a debate over whether to include veteran’s property tax relief as part of the IMPROVE Act. The group eventually was able to reduce the amount of property tax owed by veterans, eligible low-income elderly and disabled homeowners.

Additionally, Republican lawmakers supported several key pieces of legislation last year that helped veterans pursue their educational dreams without fear of financial struggle — including the Support, Training and Renewing Opportunity for National Guardsman (STRONG) Act. The measure provides last dollar-scholarships to our state’s service members who meet eligibility requirements. House Bill 433 — also a Republican-led initiative — unanimously passed last year. It assists veterans by determining how their military training can count as college credit at Tennessee’s colleges and universities.

For more information about how House Republicans are advancing Tennessee’s conservative values united, please visit: https://tnhousegop.org/

Jerome Moon serves as a member of the House Insurance & Banking and the House Business & Utilities Committees. Moon is also a member of the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee. He lives in Maryville and represents House District 8, which includes part of Blount County. Moon can be reached by email at: Rep.Jerome.Moon@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-5481.