Speaker Casada Names Representative Eldridge Vice-Chairman Of House State Government Committee

January 18, 2019

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Rick Eldridge (R-Morristown) Vice-Chairman of the House State Government Committee. This is an honor rarely bestowed upon first-year lawmakers.

The 19-member committee will be responsible for all legislation and matters related to state government.

“We are fortunate to have an extremely gifted freshman class, and Representative Eldridge has already emerged as one of its leaders,” said Speaker Casada. “I am excited about the new energy and ideas he will bring to this important committee, and our General Assembly, and I have no doubt that he will be successful.”

“I am humbled that Speaker Casada has chosen me to serve as one of the leaders of the House State Government Committee,” said Representative Eldridge. “Tennessee is thriving under conservative leadership, but unique needs remain. I am eager to get to work and to fight for our citizens in the days, weeks, and months ahead so we can meet the challenges of our community and state.”

Representative Eldridge was officially sworn in to office on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019.  He is also a member of the House Judiciary Committee, as well as the House Constitutional Protections & Sentencing and the House Corrections Subcommittees. Eldridge lives in Morristown and represents Tennessee House District 10, which includes Hamblen County.