NASHVILLE, Tenn. State Rep. John Gillespie, R-Memphis has been named to the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Education Administration Committee, and the Civil Justice Committee for the Tennessee House of Representatives.
The 112th Tennessee General Assembly officially convened Jan. 12 and completed its organizational meeting with the appointment of committees by House Speaker Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville.
“John Gillespie is a tremendous addition to our body, and we appreciate his willingness to serve on these important committees,” said Speaker Sexton. “I know he will do a great job representing his constituents and his community, and we are fortunate to have him in our General Assembly.”
Gillespie was one of just two freshmen members appointed to the powerful House Finance, Ways and Means Committee.
“Finance, education, and civil justice are critical issues facing our community, so I’m pleased with these committee assignments,” said Gillespie. “It’s an honor to serve on the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, particularly as a freshman. This is one of the most sought-after committees in the House. I’m grateful to Speaker Sexton for appointing me to these key committees and look forward to working with my colleagues to benefit Tennesseans.”
A graduate of High Point University, Gillespie is a native Memphian. He supports the mission of a local senior living facility by serving as grant coordinator. Gillespie began his career in banking and finance starting as a customer service representative at a local bank before working his way up to the mortgage division at another Memphis financial institution. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.
Gillespie was elected to the District 97 seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives in November. The district includes parts of Bartlett, Cordova, and East Memphis. He can be reached at [email protected] or at 615-741-8201.