Here are Sexton’s House committee assignments

Rep. Cameron Sexton presides over his first session as House speaker on Aug. 23, 2019. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

Here are the committee assignments made by new House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) upon his election to lead the chamber last week. Additions are in italics (full committees only).

Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee
Chair – Halford
Vice Chair – Todd
Carter
Cepicky
Chism
Holsclaw
Holt
Hulsey
Keisling
Marsh
Moody
Shaw
Stewart

Agriculture & Natural Resources Subcommittee
Chair – Holt
Carter
Cepicky
Chism
Halford
Hulsey
Shaw
Stewart
Todd

Commerce Committee
Chair – T. Hill
Vice Chair – Doggett
Boyd
Bricken
Calfee
Chism
Hakeem
Hardaway
Haston
Hazlewood
Holsclaw
Hurt
Jernigan
C. Johnson
Marsh
Moon
Powell
Powers
Staples
Travis
Wright

Business Subcommittee
Chair – Travis
Chism
Doggett
T. Hill
Hardaway
Holsclaw
Hurt
Wright

Utilities Subcommittee
Chair – Marsh
Boyd
Calfee
Hazlewood
T. Hill
Jernigan
Moon
Powell

Banking & Investments Subcommittee
Chair – Powers
Bricken
Hakeem
Haston
C. Johnson
T. Hill
Staples

Consumer & Human Resources Committee
Chair – Boyd
Vice Chair – Bricken
Baum
Cochran
Coley
Cooper
Freeman
Holsclaw
Love
Russell
Sparks
Thompson
Towns
Travis

Consumer Subcommittee
Chair – Sparks
Boyd
Cochran
Cooper
Russell
Thompson
Towns
Travis

Employee Affairs Subcommittee
Chair – Holsclaw
Baum
Boyd
Bricken
Coley
Freeman
Love

Education Committee
Chair – White
Vice Chair – Haston
Baum
Byrd
Cepicky
Clemmons
Cochran
Coley
DeBerry
Dixie
Dunn
Hawk
Hodges
Hurt
G. Johnson
Leatherwood
Love
Moody
Parkinson
Ragan
Rudder
J. Sexton
Vaughan
Weaver
Windle

Curriculum, Testing & Innovation Subcommittee
Chair – Moody
Byrd
Cochran
DeBerry
Dunn
Leatherwood
Love
White

K-12 Subcommittee
Chair – Ragan
Cepicky
Dixie
Haston
Parkinson
Rudder
J. Sexton
Weaver
White
Windle

Higher Education Subcommittee
Chair – Coley
Clemmons
Hawk
Hodges
Hurt
Parkinson
Vaughan
White

Finance Committee
Chair – Lynn
Vice Chair – Hazlewood
Baum
Camper
Crawford
DeBerry
Faison
Gant
Hawk
Hicks
M. Hill
Holt
Kumar
Lamberth
Miller
Ogles
Reedy
Shaw
Staples
Tillis
Todd
Whitson
Williams
Windle
Zachary

Finance Subcommittee
Chair – Hicks
Camper
DeBerry
Gant
Hawk
Hazlewood
Holt
M. Hill
Lynn
Miller
Ogles
Staples
Tillis
Whitson

Appropriations Subcommittee
Chair – M. Hill
Baum
Camper
Faison
Hazlewood
Hicks
Holt
Lynn
Reedy
Shaw
Todd
Williams
Windle
Zachary

Government Operations Committee
Chair – Daniel
Vice Chair – Rudder
Calfee
Camper
Dunn
Faison
Halford
Hardaway
Howell
G. Johnson
Lafferty
Lamberth
Littleton
Ragan
Reedy
Stewart

Health Committee
Chair – Terry
Vice Chair – Helton
Byrd
Clemmons
Cooper
Dixie
Freeman
Gant
Hall
M. Hill
Jernigan
Kumar
Leatherwood
Miller
Ramsey
J. Sexton
Sherrell
Smith
Van Huss
Vaughan
White
Whitson
Williams

Facilities, Licensure & Regulations Subcommittee
Chair – Vaughan
Byrd
Cooper
Freeman
Gant
Helton
M. Hill
Smith
Ramsey
Terry

Mental Health & Substance Abuse Subcommittee
Chair – Kumar
Clemmons
Hall
Jernigan
Leatherwood
Sherrell
Terry

Public Health Subcommittee
Chair – J. Sexton
Dixie
M. Hill
Miller
Terry
Van Huss
Williams

Insurance Committee
Chair – Smith
Vice Chair – Hall
Cepicky
Daniel
Faison
Gant
Garrett
Hawk
M. Hill
T. Hill
Hodges
Jernigan
Kumar
Lafferty
Miller
Mitchell
Powers
Rudd
Sparks
Terry
Thompson
Van Huss
Williams
Zachary

Tenncare Subcommittee
Chair – Hawk
Cepicky
Gant
Miller
Terry
Smith
Zachary

Life & Health Insurance Subcommittee
Chair – Williams
Daniel
T. Hill
Hodges
Lafferty
Mitchell
Rudd
Smith
Van Huss

Property & Casualty Subcommittee
Chair – Jernigan
Faison
Garrett
Hall
Powers
Smith
Sparks
Thompson

Judiciary Committee
Chair – Curcio
Vice Chair – Garrett
Beck
Camper
Carter
Daniel
Doggett
Eldridge
Farmer
Griffey
Hardaway
Howell
Hulsey
C. Sexton
Johnson
Lamberth
Littleton
Mitchell
Moody
Ogles
Parkinson
Potts
Rudder
Sherrell
Towns
Van Huss

Civil Justice Subcommittee
Chair – Carter
Beck
Curcio
Garrett
Howell
Moody
Towns

Children & Families Subcommittee
Chair – Littleton
Curcio
Hulsey
C. Johnson
Potts
Rudder

Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Chair – Farmer
Camper
Curcio
Doggett
Hardaway
Lamberth
Ogles
Parkinson

Constitutional Protections & Sentencing Subcommittee
Chair – Van Huss
Curcio
Daniel
Eldridge
Griffey
Mitchell
Sherrell

Local Committee
Chair – Crawford
Vice Chair – Wright
Calfee
Carr
Carter
Casada
Chism
Hakeem
Hall
Helton
G. Johnson
Lamar
Moon
Ramsey
Rudd
Tillis
Travis

Elections & Campaign Finance Subcommittee
Chair – Rudd
Carter
Casada
Chism
Crawford
Tillis

Cities & Counties Subcommittee
Chair – Moon
Calfee
Crawford
Lamar
Travis
Wright

Property & Planning Subcommittee
Chair- Carr
Crawford
Hakeem
Hall
Helton
G. Johnson
Ramsey

Naming, Designating, & Private Acts Committee
Chair – Windle
Vice Chair – Sanderson
Beck
Carr
Clemmons
Curcio
Dunn
Eldridge
Griffey
Hodges
Holt
Lynn
Mitchell
Ragan
Rudd
J. Sexton
Sherrell
Sparks

State Government Committee
Chair – Keisling
Vice Chair – Eldridge
Beck
Bricken
Casada
Farmer
Halford
Hicks
Hulsey
Lafferty
Littleton
Love
Marsh
Moon
Powell
Ramsey
Reedy
Sanderson
Shaw
Staples
Tillis
Todd

Departments & Agencies Subcommittee
Chair – Ramsey
Beck
Casada
Halford
Keisling
Littleton
Staples
Tillis

Public Service & Employees Subcommittee
Chair – Reedy
Bricken
Hicks
Keisling
Love
Marsh
Sanderson
Shaw

Corrections Subcommittee
Chair – Hulsey
Eldridge
Farmer
Keisling
Lafferty
Powell
Todd

Transportation Committee
Chair – Howell
Vice Chair – Griffey
Boyd
Carr
Casada
Dunn
Hurt
Keisling
Lamar
Potts
Russell
Stewart
Towns
Weaver
Whitson

Safety & Funding Subcommittee
Chair – Weaver
Carr
Griffey
Howell
Lamar
Potts
Russell

Infrastructure Subcommittee
Chair – Whitson
Dunn
Howell
Hurt
Keisling
Stewar
Towns

Calendar and Rules Committee
Chair – Zachary
Vice Chair – Russell
Boyd
Camper
Crawford
Curcio
Daniel
DeBerry
Dunn
Faison
Halford
M. Hill
T. Hill
Howell
C. Johnson
Keisling
Lamberth
Lynn
C. Sexton
Shaw
Smith
Stewart
Terry
White
Windle

Ethics Committee
Chair – C. Johnson
Beck
Camper
Freeman
Hakeem
Hardaway
Hazlewood
Howell
Lamberth
Moody

Rules Committee
Chair – M. Hill
Boyd
Bricken
DeBerry
Gant
Holt
Howell
Lambeth
Lynn
Shaw
Windle
Zachary

27 Responses to Here are Sexton’s House committee assignments

  • TR says:

    LOL….Andy Holt lost his finance subcommittee chairmanship.

    • Lenny says:

      Good move. We don’t need any piss fetishists in positions of power. They can all go have a golden shower in the Party Foul bathroom.

  • TNVoter says:

    There are too many committees, too many subcommittees and to many chairs and officers who simply should not be.

    Support the Tennessee Firearms Association as it works to remove the RINOs and restore our rights!

  • Donna Locke says:

    How many reps on the Education Committee send or sent their own children to private schools? Seriously, how many?

    • Cannoneer2 says:

      A few years ago, I asked why the Commissioner of Education (McQueen) sent her kids to private school. I asked repeatedly. All I got was crickets.

      • MARLE says:

        Stuart is getting famous for not seeing squat if it isn’t encased in a heritage score. He$$ he even defended Steve Gill calling the episode of his first wife’s child support claim that got him thrown in jail a little “misunderstanding”.

        Now Gill, according to news outlets has had a restraining order filed by his current wife and been ordered into a batterers intervention program . All the TN * had to report on the matter was a brief sob-sister letter of “nonthingness” put out by his attorney. But Stuart finds them a balanced reporter of the news. Really?

        Did the TN* hold back on lots of gory details on the Megan Barry story?

        As an aside …..Gills name has been purged from any posted association with the TN * …… and from the radio show with the crappy ratings. At least that sidekick won’t be getting his daily dose of on air Gill-put-downs for a while.

        No…without a heritage score to rely on Stuart doesn’t get many things correct.

        • Stuart I. Anderson says:

          1. What the hell this has to do with ” . . .Sexton’s House committee assignments” or with the responses of Donna or Cannoneer is a mystery to me. I doubt that the TNJ or Erik Schelzig intended for this Response section to be a place for readers to just vent their frustrations about and at the world. Frankly, I’ve never seen a Response or Reply so widely off topic. What’s next MARLE, Indian policy in Kashmir, your garbage collection untimely or too noisy?

          2. I have a reputation around here for defending conservatives when the ever vigilant liberal mainstream media blow up some alleged or real indiscretion or naughty behavior into a Crime Against Humanity. I thought I would make a little joke about Steve and his first wife simply having a little misunderstanding or communication problem. It was a joke. No way for you to know I guess, but I believe you are the first one to call me out on this so hopefully everyone else realized that this was a long-term dispute between Steve and his wife involving serious money and was obviously something way more than a misunderstanding.

          3. Stuart reads the Tennessee Star because it ISN’T balanced, it’s a dispenser of news of interest to conservatives. Once, again IT’S NEVER BEEN BALANCED. IT’S READERS HOPE IT NEVER BECOMES BALANCED. Why you find that so hard to really understand so that you continue to expect balanced reporting from the Star I can’t understand.

          4. The difference in coverage between a story about a domestic dispute and the Mayor of Nashville misappropriating city funds and committing one or more felonious acts on an ongoing basis merits just the kind of relative coverage given by the Star. Congratulations to the Star, they got it just about right.

          5. OH HOW THIS GILL STORY HAS BEEN EATING AT YOU!!!! I bet you were just waiting for the TNJ to have another article about Steve’s domestic problems in order to vent and lacking that, you just picked an article that was almost two days old so that by now this is a conversation between the two of us if you even bother to still read the responses to this story. Well, in way I’m glad you did it because I would think that having done so you are feeling much better.

          • Stuart I. Anderson says:

            As an addendum to this conversation between us MARLE, I believe that the divorce rate for second and subsequent marriages is higher than the rate of divorce for initial marriages. I remember some time ago I had a conversation with Steve about this and I boasted that was only one of the reasons that I never married again.

            No matter how intrigued you are about stories of domestic problems suffered by those who you don’t like very much in the first place, I suggest you not take the restraining orders issued at the behest of attorneys for wives in a divorce proceedings too seriously. They are only part of the tactics that ladies use to try to prove serious misconduct by their husband in order to gouge the poor guy for as much as they can on their way out the door. That’s why I always counsel men, in relations with ladies after you have begotten all you want to beget, “RENT, NEVER BUY.”

          • Lenny says:

            Stuart’s advice is to “rent ladies” instead of entering in to Holy Matrimony. Stuart doesn’t care about religion or politics. He’s an angry man whose wife left him. That’s why his comments are almost always a defense of some family values Republican who got caught screwing around or peeing on men or engaging in homosexual father/son fantasies. You’re really doing great things for the Religious Right, Stuart. Merry Christmas!

          • James White says:

            I agree with MARLE, I think Stuart relies on what the Heritage score on everything, even when the ones that do the scoring are part of the Deep State.
            He should look at the Constitution and then the votes and decide. But that would make his beloved Republicans look like the Socialists they are.

          • Stuart I. Anderson says:

            James, you and I know that there is no one who responds to the articles on this blog who is more critical of the Republican Party as an institution or leading Republicans as politicians than me, so why do you say foolish things like calling the Republican Party my “beloved Republican Party.” I continually refer to myself as a “conservative,” not as a Republican. The left owns the Democratic Party, even down to the local level in relatively conservative states like Tennessee, thus the Republican Party is the only party available in our two party system in which conservatives have any possibility of gaining domination. It is only through that domination that conservatives have the chance of enacting their program of smaller less intrusive “constitutional” government. That’s why my attention is exclusively on the Republican Party in order to move the country right. Your attention come election time is exclusively on criticizing Republican candidates thus doing your part to move the disaffected to the Democrats, which runs exactly counter to what you are trying to achieve. If you say “No I want them to vote independent until the perfection of one of the two parties or a brand new party suddenly occurs” I say “you’re delusional.”

            Once again, the Heritage Scorecard is simply a comparative numerical way of evaluating members of Congress regarding some 60 votes per Congress over the years the members are in office using the same criterion. It’s a wonderful comparative overview of members and that’s why it’s so generally used. Why a number of you are so annoyed by this very simple numerical device used by other organizations on the right like the American Conservative Union, and the Club For Growth as well as the left such as the AFL-CIO and the League of Conservationist Voters I can’t understand. With politicians like Lamar Alexander running come election time as a “down home Tennessee conservative” I will continue to use the Heritage Scorecard; btw Lamar gets a 51.

          • James White says:

            Stuart, Voting for the Same Thing and hoping it will change is insane.
            The Heritage group does not go by the constitution, but what is best for their portfolio and deep state agenda.

          • MARLE says:

            Just FYI….that was not intended to be posted in this thread but in the original one covering the original story. 2 windows were opened at the same time and the paste went into the wrong one.

            And how did you know my trash guys make an excessive amount of noise?

        • Cannoneer2 says:

          What do your comments have to do with Tennessee’s big government officials sending their kids to private school?

  • Jason Wallflower says:

    Getting rid of Holt from finance sub was not just the right move, but should have never happened in the first place. Thank goodness Casada is gone.

  • Phil Lassiter says:

    …..and government grows and grows. One bright spot was removal of Holt. On that we all agree

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Put me down as abstaining. To paraphrase the great W.C. Fields, he’s hated by liberals and he’s hated by Republican “wets,” a man like that can’t be all bad.

      • Jason Wallflower says:

        No, a man like Holt is pretty bad.

      • Lenny says:

        How do abstentions affect your lifetime Heritage score? Seems like a pretty spineless stance to me, Stuart.

        The only man that loves Glen Casada more than Cade Cothern is Stuart I. Anderson. Public urinator, pissant Holt must be pretty bad if even Stuart isn’t wholeheartedly defending him.

    • K. Dowding says:

      Can you please explain why you say this?

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    Maybe Rep. Lynn can get the ball rolling for another gas tax increase to fund IMPROVE Act II.

  • Cannoneer2 says:

    Does Sexton have a $200K Chief of Staff?

  • K. Dowding says:

    What is the issue with Andy Holt? Insight please.

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