(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Ron Gant (R-Rossville) has been elected by his peers to serve as Assistant Majority Leader for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Previously, Gant was Assistant Majority Floor Leader during the 110th General Assembly.
As Assistant Majority Leader, Representative Gant is the third-ranking officer in the Tennessee House Republican Caucus. He is entrusted with taking primary responsibility for overseeing the governor’s legislative agenda, assuming the Majority Leader’s duties if absent, serving with the Majority Leader as one of the party’s floor leaders, and assisting the Leader in the conduct of any additional duties as directed.
“I am grateful for the support and trust my colleagues have placed in me to serve as Assistant Majority Leader for the 111th General Assembly,” said Representative Gant. “Our state is thriving under conservative leadership, and I am excited to work with our new governor, newly elected House leaders, and our caucus members to uphold the values and advance the policies that matter most to our citizens.”
“Ron Gant is an extraordinary legislative leader who is deeply admired and respected by his Republican colleagues,” said House Majority Leader William Lamberth (R-Cottontown). “I appreciate Ron’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 Gant has a proven track record of legislative excellence, and I have enjoyed working closely with him over the past two years,” said Tennessee House Speaker-Elect Glen Casada (R-Thompson’s Station). “I know he will do a tremendous job serving in this new leadership capacity.”
“I am pleased that Ron Gant will serve as our Assistant Majority Leader for the upcoming 111th General Assembly,” said House Republican Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville). “Ron is a strong leader, and his knowledge and expertise on the important issues impacting our citizens will continue to benefit our entire caucus.”
The 111th General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2019. All members will be sworn into office at noon.