NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Rep. Bryan Terry, R- Murfreesboro, has qualified for re-election as state representative for House District 48 in the Tennessee General Assembly. Terry, an anesthesiologist from Murfreesboro, is the Republican nominee in the November 2020 general election. He will not have an opponent in the August primary.
“Serving the people of our community has been the greatest privilege. I am deeply humbled by the prayers and encouragement I have received,” said Terry. “I renew my pledge to keep up the fight for good governance that keeps taxes low, improves education, expands quality health care and enhances public safety.”
First elected in 2014, Terry represents the 48th House District which includes the eastern half of Rutherford County. He is consistently ranked as one of Tennessee’s most conservative legislators. Known for his pragmatic problem solving approach an his ardent protection for life and liberty, he garnered the highest percentage of votes among state and federal candidates in Rutherford County in the 2018 election while receiving a broad array of support both locally and at the capitol.
He has been a powerful voice in the General Assembly for the residents of his district and has distinguished himself as a leader in the House of Representatives. He serves as chair of the House Health Committee. He serves on the Insurance and Calendar and Rules committees. He also is a member of the TennCare, Facilities, Licensure, & Regulations, Public Health, Mental Health and Substance Abuse subcommittees.
As a respected member of the General Assembly, he was chosen by Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, to serve on the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Working Group where he was subsequently elected chairman by both representatives and senators. Through the working group, Terry helped to uncover more than $220 million in overspent state revenue.
Terry has sponsored several pieces of legislation addressing public health issues, including the opioid crisis, medical transparency, and rising health care costs. He has worked tirelessly to improve access to mental health care, children’s and senior’s health care. Terry has fought to make Tennessee communities safer through his support of legislation that improves resources and tools for law enforcement, firefighters, first responders and military personnel. Additionally, he has been an advocate for teachers and students through legislation he has carried.
“We have some challenging days ahead of us as a nation and as a state,” Terry said. “With great faith and by continuing to work together, Tennessee will come out stronger on the other side. I would be honored to continue working for the people of Rutherford County.”
Rep. Terry has been married to his wife, Cheryl for 29 years and they have two children, Brayden and Breeley. Though currently still a practicing physician, Terry grew up with a family farm and worked in both his family’s auto salvage and auto insurance pool. He and his family attend World Outreach Church.