(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin) has been elected by his peers to serve as House Republican Caucus Vice-Chairman for the upcoming 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
Ogles becomes the first freshman lawmaker ever to hold this Republican leadership position. He was nominated by his peers during the Nov. 20 Caucus Leadership Election Meeting and received unanimous support from his colleagues in efforts to secure this office.
In his new position as Caucus Vice-Chairman, Representative Ogles will work closely with newly elected House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) on important legislative issues. He will also preside in Chairman Sexton’s absence, assist his fellow first-year lawmakers, and assume other caucus-related duties as assigned.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to receive the support and trust of my colleagues who have allowed me the opportunity to serve them in this leadership position,” said Representative Ogles. “I am eager to work alongside Chairman Sexton, Leader Lamberth, Speaker Casada, and all of our newly elected leaders to ensure our state continues to build upon its remarkable success. Together, I know our efforts will guarantee Tennessee remains a model for the entire nation to follow.”
“The Tennessee House Republican Caucus is fortunate to have an incredibly gifted freshman class, and Brandon Ogles has already proven he is ready to be one of its leaders,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton. “I am excited to work with Representative Ogles, and I know he is uniquely positioned to help us better unify our membership so we can further advance our priorities.”
“Representative Ogles is a proven and effective leader in his local community,” said House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Cottontown). “We are fortunate to have him as one of our new caucus members, as well as in leadership. I look forward to working alongside him, and I know Representative Ogles will be very successful in this new role.”
“Brandon Ogles has a remarkable work ethic and his passion for serving his community is unparalleled,” said Tennessee House Speaker-Elect Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “I am pleased to have him in this important Republican leadership position, and I know he will do a remarkable job.”
The 111th Tennessee General Assembly officially convenes at noon on January 8, 2019.