(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) has been elected by his peers to serve as Republican Majority Whip for the upcoming 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
As Republican Whip, Representative Tillis is the fourth-ranking officer in the House Republican Caucus. He will serve as the information channel between membership and Caucus leaders. Tillis is also in charge of providing communication to membership related to caucus positions on legislation; he will poll members on their position related to legislative initiatives and communicate all information obtained to House Republican leadership. Additionally, Tillis is tasked with coordinating the Republican Caucus Campaign Committee.
“I am grateful for the support and trust my colleagues have placed in me by electing me to serve as their Republican Whip,” said Representative Tillis. “Tennessee is thriving under conservative leadership, and I am excited to work with our new governor, our newly elected caucus leaders, and our membership to uphold the values and advance the policies that matter most to our citizens.”
“Rick Tillis is an extraordinary legislative leader who is greatly respected by his Republican colleagues,” said House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Cottontown). “I appreciate Rick’s dedication to serving his community and our state, and I look forward to working with him so we can continue to build upon Tennessee’s remarkable success.”
“Representative Tillis has a strong track record of legislative excellence, and I have enjoyed working closely with him over these past two years,” said Tennessee House Speaker-Elect Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “I know he will do a tremendous job serving the House Republican Caucus in this new leadership capacity.”
“I am pleased that Rick Tillis will serve as our Republican Majority Whip for the upcoming 111th General Assembly,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville). “Rick is a strong leader, and his knowledge and expertise on the important issues impacting our citizens will continue to benefit our entire caucus.”
“Representative Tillis is a dedicated servant to his community and to our state,” said Assistant Majority Leader Ron Gant (R-Rossville). “I know he will work tirelessly to ensure Tennessee remains a model of success that our entire nation can follow.”
The 111th General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2019. All members will be sworn into office at noon.