(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station) has named State Representative Susan Lynn (R-Mt. Juliet) Chairman of the House Finance Committee. Lynn is the first woman in Tennessee history to lead this powerful committee comprised of 19 House members.
The Committee is tasked with all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds; the general appropriations bill; the deposit of public monies; all measures relating to taxes and the raising of revenue, bonds and bonding revenue, the issuance, payment or retirement of bonds, the evidences of indebtedness; Congressional relations; and assessment and collection of property taxes.
“Representative Lynn is an incredibly talented legislator within our General Assembly, and I am grateful to her for her willingness to serve in this important leadership capacity,” said Speaker Casada. “I believe her knowledge and experience will benefit the House Finance Committee and our entire legislative body.”
“I am incredibly honored that Speaker Casada has appointed me to serve as Chairman of the distinguished House Finance Committee and has placed his faith in me in this way,” said Representative Lynn. “Tennessee has been a national model for fiscal responsibility under conservative leadership. Because of our strategic investments and thoughtful financial decisions, cities and towns across our state are thriving. Together, we are committed to ensuring these successful trends in Tennessee continue.”
In her new role, Lynn also becomes a member of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Council on Pensions and Insurance, and the Douglas Henry State Museum Commission. Additionally, the Governor appointed her to the boards of Launch Tennessee and the State Workforce Development Board, and her peers appointed her to the Greater Nashville Regional Council. Last December, Speaker Harwell also appointed Lynn to the Information Systems Council.
Representative Lynn previously served as Chairman of the House Consumer & Human Resources Subcommittee during the 110th General Assembly.