(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Clay Doggett (R-Pulaski) has been unanimously elected by his peers to serve as Secretary for the House Republican Caucus during the upcoming 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
This is a leadership position rarely held by freshman caucus members. In his new role as Secretary, Representative Doggett will preside in the absence of the Caucus Chairman and Vice-Chairman. He will also be responsible for tracking discussion items from caucus meetings and distributing communications related to these items and other important issues as directed by the Caucus Chairman or by action of the caucus.
“I am humbled and honored that my colleagues have afforded me the opportunity to serve as Secretary during the upcoming 111th General Assembly,” said Representative Doggett. “I look forward to working with our newly elected leaders and our entire membership in order to ensure Tennessee remains a model for success that our entire nation can follow.”
“Representative Doggett is an effective leader in his local community and has proven he is ready to lead,” said Tennessee House Speaker-Elect Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “We are fortunate to have him in our caucus and as a member of our leadership team. I look forward to working alongside him, and I know Representative Doggett will be incredibly successful in this important role.”
“Clay Doggett is well-respected by our House Republican Caucus membership, and I am eager to work with him in this unique leadership position,” said House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Cottontown). “I know Representative Doggett is dedicated to serving our members, the citizens of his community, and our entire state, and I know he will do a great job as Secretary for our caucus.”
“The Tennessee House Republican Caucus is fortunate to have an incredibly gifted freshman class, and Clay Doggett has already proven he is ready to be one of its leaders,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville). “I am excited to work with Representative Doggett, and I know he is uniquely positioned to help us better unify our membership so we can further advance our priorities.”
The 111th Tennessee General Assembly officially convenes at noon on January 8, 2019.