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Speaker Casada Names Representative Curtis Halford Chairman Of House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Curtis Halford (R-Dyer) Chairman of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee.

The 11-person committee will be responsible for all laws pertaining to energy, forestry, natural resources, conservation, game and fish, as well as mines and minerals. Additionally, members will oversee all environmental-related matters, parks and recreation, public lands, public and geological surveys, watershed districts, soil conservation issues, flood and drainage projects, military parks, battlefields, and tourism.

“Representative Halford’s knowledge and experience on all matters related to agriculture and natural resources make him the ideal person to lead this distinguished committee,” said Speaker Casada. “I appreciate his willingness to serve in this important leadership role and as a member of our General Assembly, and I know Chairman Halford and his colleagues will be successful.”

“It is an incredible honor to be named Chairman of the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee by Speaker Casada,” said Chairman Halford.  “My colleagues and I are committed to addressing the complex issues related to these important industries, and we will work to preserve our natural resources and tackle environmental issues for the benefit of our current and future Tennesseans.”

Chairman Halford was officially sworn in to office on Jan. 8, 2019.

He will also serve as a member of the House Calendar & Rules, Government Operations and State Committees, as well as the Agriculture & Natural Resources and Departments & Agencies Subcommittees. Halford lives in Dyer and represents Tennessee House District 79, which includes Gibson and part of Carroll Counties.

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