Here are Sexton’s House committee assignments

House members attend a floor session in Nashville on Jan. 12, 2021. (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) announced his committee appointments on Wednesday before the General Assembly adjourned its organizational session. Here they are:

AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Curtis Halford
  • Vice Chair – Rusty Grills
  • Mark Cochran
  • Barbra Cooper
  • Tandy Darby
  • Clay Doggett
  • GA Hardaway
  • Bud Hulsey
  • Chris Hurt
  • Jason Potts
  • Jay Reedy
  • Iris Rudder
  • Johnny Shaw
  • Chris Todd
  • Ron Travis
  • Dave Wright

Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee

  • Chair – Chris Todd
  • Mark Cochran
  • Tandy Darby
  • Curtis Halford
  • Bud Hulsey
  • Chris Hurt
  • Jason Potts
  • Jay Reedy
  • Johnny Shaw

CIVIL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Mike Carter
  • Vice Chair – Darren Jernigan
  • Rush Bricken
  • John Ray Clemmons
  • Michael Curcio
  • Rick Eldridge
  • Andrew Farmer
  • Johnny Garrett
  • John Gillespie
  • Bruce Griffey
  • Torrey Harris
  • Mary Littleton
  • Brandon Ogles
  • Antonio Parkinson
  • Bob Ramsey
  • Robin Smith
  • Mike Stewart

Civil Justice Subcommittee        

  • Chair – Andrew Farmer
  • Mike Carter       
  • John Ray Clemmons       
  • Michael Curcio 
  • Johnny Garrett 
  • Bruce Griffey    
  • Brandon Ogles  
  • Antonio Parkinson

Children and Family Affairs Subcommittee         

  • Chair – Mary Littleton   
  • Rush Bricken     
  • Mike Carter       
  • Rick Eldridge     
  • John Gillespie   
  • Torrey Harris     
  • Mike Stewart

COMMERCE COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Kevin Vaughan
  • Vice Chair – Rush Bricken
  • Rebecca Alexander
  • Clark Boyd
  • Kent Calfee
  • Karen Camper
  • Jeremy Faison
  • Kirk Haston
  • Patsy Hazlewood
  • Jason Hodges
  • John Holsclaw
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Susan Lynn
  • Eddie Mannis
  • Jerome Moon
  • Jason Powell
  • Dennis Powers
  • Mike Sparks
  • Dwayne Thompson
  • Joe Towns
  • Jason Zachary

Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee

  • Chair – Dennis Powers
  • Clark Boyd
  • Rush Bricken
  • Karen Camper
  • Jeremy Faison
  • Kirk Haston
  • Susan Lynn
  • Jason Powell
  • Kevin Vaughan

Business and Utilities Subcommittee

  • Chair – Clark Boyd
  • Rebecca Alexander
  • Kent Calfee
  • Patsy Hazlewood
  • Jason Hodges
  • John Holsclaw
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Eddie Mannis
  • Dwayne Thompson
  • Kevin Vaughan
  • Jason Zachary

CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Michael Curcio
  • Vice Chair – Jerry Sexton
  • Bill Beck
  • Scotty Campbell
  • Vincent Dixie
  • Clay Doggett
  • Andrew Farmer
  • Bruce Griffey
  • GA Hardaway
  • David Hawk
  • Dan Howell
  • Bud Hulsey
  • London Lamar
  • William Lamberth
  • Debra Moody
  • Lowell Russell
  • Paul Sherrell

Criminal Justice Subcommittee

  • Chair – Clay Doggett
  • Bill Beck
  • Michael Curcio
  • Andrew Farmer
  • Bruce Griffey
  • GA Hardaway
  • Dan Howell
  • William Lamberth
  • Debra Moody
  • Lowell Russell
  • Jerry Sexton

EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Mark White
  • Vice Chair – Chris Hurt
  • Charlie Baum
  • Michele Carringer
  • Glen Casada
  • Scott Cepicky
  • John Ray Clemmons
  • Mark Cochran
  • Tandy Darby
  • John Gillespie
  • Yusuf Hakeem
  • Kirk Haston
  • Justin Lafferty
  • Harold Love
  • Antonio Parkinson
  • John Ragan

K-12 Subcommittee      

  • Chair – Kirk Haston         
  • Michele Carringer           
  • Glen Casada      
  • Scott Cepicky    
  • John Ray Clemmons       
  • Chris Hurt           
  • Harold Love       
  • John Ragan

Higher Education Subcommittee             

  • Chair – Justin Lafferty   
  • Charlie Baum    
  • Mark Cochran   
  • Tandy Darby      
  • John Gillespie   
  • Yusuf Hakeem  
  • Antonio Parkinson          
  • Mark White       

EDUCATION INSTRUCTION COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Debra Moody
  • Vice Chair – Terri Lynn Weaver
  • Scott Cepicky
  • Vincent Dixie
  • Bruce Griffey
  • Torrey Harris
  • Kirk Haston
  • Tim Hicks
  • Eddie Mannis
  • Sam McKenize
  • Antonio Parkinson
  • John Ragan
  • Iris Rudder
  • Mike Sparks
  • Todd Warner

Education Instruction Subcommittee

  • Chair – Scott Cepicky
  • Vincent Dixie
  • Bruce Griffey
  • Torrey Harris
  • Kirk Haston
  • Tim Hicks
  • Sam McKenize
  • Debra Moody
  • John Ragan
  • Todd Warner
  • Terri Lynn Weaver

FINANCE, WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Patsy Hazlewood
  • Vice Chair – Charlie Baum
  • Scotty Campbell
  • Karen Camper
  • John Crawford
  • Jeremy Faison
  • Bob Freeman
  • Ron Gant
  • Johnny Garrett
  • John Gillespie
  • David Hawk
  • Gary Hicks
  • London Lamar
  • William Lamberth
  • Susan Lynn
  • Larry Miller
  • Brandon Ogles
  • Jerry Sexton
  • Johnny Shaw
  • Mike Sparks
  • Chris Todd
  • Sam Whitson
  • Ryan Williams
  • John Mark Windle
  • Jason Zachary

Finance, Ways and Means Subcommittee           

  • Chair – Gary Hicks           
  • Charlie Baum    
  • Karen Camper  
  • Bob Freeman    
  • Ron Gant            
  • David Hawk       
  • Patsy Hazlewood             
  • Susan Lynn         
  • Brandon Ogles  
  • Chris Todd          
  • Sam Whitson    
  • Ryan Williams

Appropriations Subcommittee 

  • Chair – Ryan Williams    
  • Scotty Campbell              
  • Jeremy Faison  
  • Johnny Garrett 
  • Patsy Hazlewood             
  • London Lamar   
  • Larry Miller        
  • Jerry Sexton      
  • Johnny Shaw     
  • Mike Sparks       
  • Jason Zachary   

GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS COMMITTEE

  • Chair – John Ragan
  • Vice Chair – Jay Reedy
  • David Byrd
  • Kent Calfee
  • Karen Camper
  • Mark Cochran
  • Vincent Dixie
  • Jeremy Faison
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Gloria Johnson
  • Justin Lafferty
  • William Lamberth
  • Mary Littleton
  • Pat Marsh
  • Mike Stewart
  • Todd Warner

HEALTH COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Bryan Terry
  • Vice Chair – Tom Leatherwood
  • Rebecca Alexander
  • Clark Boyd
  • David Byrd
  • John Ray Clemmons
  • Bob Freeman
  • Ron Gant
  • Yusuf Hakeem
  • Mark Hall
  • Esther Helton
  • Tim Hicks
  • Darren Jernigan
  • Sabi Kumar
  • Pat Marsh
  • Bo Mitchell
  • Bob Ramsey
  • Paul Sherrell
  • Robin Smith
  • Kevin Vaughan
  • Sam Whitson
  • Ryan Williams

Health Subcommittee

  • Chair – Bob Ramsey
  • Clark Boyd
  • David Byrd
  • Bob Freeman
  • Mark Hall
  • Darren Jernigan
  • Sabi Kumar
  • Pat Marsh
  • Paul Sherrell
  • Robin Smith
  • Bryan Terry

INSURANCE COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Sabi Kumar
  • Vice Chair – Iris Rudder
  • Dale Carr
  • Scott Cepicky
  • Bob Freeman
  • David Hawk
  • Gary Hicks
  • Jason Hodges
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Justin Lafferty
  • Bo Mitchell
  • Dennis Powers
  • Tim Rudd
  • Robin Smith
  • Bryan Terry
  • Dwayne Thompson
  • Mark White

Insurance Subcommittee

  • Chair – David Hawk
  • Scott Cepicky
  • Gary Hicks
  • Sabi Kumar
  • Justin Lafferty
  • Bo Mitchell
  • Iris Rudder
  • Robin Smith
  • Bryan Terry
  • Dwayne Thompson

LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Chair – John Crawford
  • Vice Chair – Dave Wright
  • Kent Calfee
  • Dale Carr
  • Mike Carter
  • Jessie Chism
  • Ron Gant
  • Esther Helton
  • Jason Hodges
  • John Holsclaw
  • Tom Leatherwood
  • Harold Love
  • Eddie Mannis
  • Larry Miller
  • Debra Moody
  • Jerome Moon
  • Jay Reedy
  • Tim Rudd
  • Jerry Sexton
  • Johnny Shaw
  • Ryan Williams

Cities Subcommittee

  • Chair – Jerome Moon
  • Kent Calfee
  • Jessie Chism
  • John Crawford
  • Ron Gant
  • Esther Helton
  • Larry Miller
  • Dave Wright

Election and Campaign Finance Subcommittee

  • Chair – Tim Rudd
  • John Crawford
  • John Holsclaw
  • Harold Love
  • Eddie Mannis
  • Johnny Shaw
  • Ryan Williams
  • Dave Wright

Property and Planning Subcommittee

  • Chair – Dale Carr
  • Mike Carter
  • John Crawford
  • Jason Hodges
  • Tom Leatherwood
  • Debra Moody
  • Jay Reedy
  • Jerry Sexton
  • Dave Wright

NAMING AND DESIGNATING COMMITTEE

  • Chair – John Mark Windle
  • Vice Chair – David Byrd
  • Glen Casada
  • Barbra Cooper
  • Clay Doggett
  • Rick Eldridge
  • Rusty Grills
  • Gloria Johnson
  • Tom Leatherwood
  • Bo Mitchell
  • Tim Rudd
  • Jerry Sexton
  • Paul Sherrell
  • Ron Travis
  • Todd Warner
  • Terri Lynn Weaver

STATE GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Kelly Keisling
  • Vice Chair – Rick Eldridge
  • Rebecca Alexander
  • Bill Beck
  • Rush Bricken
  • Dale Carr
  • Michele Carringer
  • Jessie Chism
  • Barbara Cooper
  • Curtis Halford
  • Esther Helton
  • John Holsclaw
  • Bud Hulsey
  • Darren Jernigan
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Mary Littleton
  • Pat Marsh
  • Jerome Moon
  • Jason Powell
  • John Mark Windle

Departments and Agencies Subcommittee         

  • Chair – John Holsclaw    
  • Bill Beck              
  • Rush Bricken     
  • Dale Carr             
  • Michele Carringer           
  • Jessie Chism      
  • Curtis Halford

Corrections Subcommittee        

  • Chair – Bud Hulsey         
  • Rick Eldridge     
  • Kelly Keisling     
  • Mary Littleton  
  • Jerome Moon   
  • Jason Powell

Public Service Subcommittee

  • Chair – Esther Helton
  • Rebecca Alexander
  • Darren Jernigan
  • Curtis Johnson
  • Kelly Keisling
  • Pat Marsh
  • John Mark Windle

TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Dan Howell
  • Vice Chair – Mark Hall
  • Clark Boyd
  • Scotty Campbell
  • Rusty Grills
  • Curtis Halford
  • Tim Hicks
  • Chris Hurt
  • Kelly Keisling
  • Pat Marsh
  • Sam McKenize
  • Jason Potts
  • Dennis Powers
  • Lowell Russell
  • Dwayne Thompson
  • Joe Towns
  • Chris Todd
  • Terri Lynn Weaver
  • Sam Whitson

Transportation Subcommittee

  • Chair – Sam Whitson
  • Clark Boyd
  • Rusty Grills
  • Mark Hall
  • Tim Hicks
  • Dan Howell
  • Jason Potts
  • Lowell Russel
  • Joe Towns

CALENDAR AND RULES COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Jason Zachary
  • Vice Chair – Lowell Russell
  • Karen Camper
  • Mike Carter
  • John Crawford
  • Michael Curcio
  • Tandy Darby
  • Vincent Dixie
  • Jeremy Faison
  • Curtis Halford
  • Yusuf Hakeem
  • Patsy Hazlewood
  • Dan Howell
  • Darren Jernigan
  • Sabi Kumar
  • Kelly Keisling
  • William Lamberth
  • Debra Moody
  • Pat Marsh
  • John Ragan
  • Iris Rudder
  • Cameron Sexton
  • Bryan Terry
  • Kevin Vaughan
  • Mark White
  • John Mark Windle

ETHICS COMMITTEE

  • Chair – Curtis Johnson
  • Bill Beck
  • Karen Camper
  • Bob Freeman
  • William Lamberth
  • Pat Marsh
  • Jason Powell
  • Lowell Russell
  • Sam Whitson
  • John Mark Windle

Ethics Subcommittee

  • Chair – Pat Marsh
  • Bill Beck
  • Karen Camper
  • Sam Whitson

SELECT COMMITTEE ON RULES

  • Chair – Pat Marsh
  • Karen Camper
  • John Crawford
  • Bob Freeman
  • Patsy Hazlewood
  • Gary Hicks
  • Chris Hurt
  • Curtis Johnson
  • William Lamberth
  • Debra Moody
  • John Mark Windle

15 Responses to Here are Sexton’s House committee assignments

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    Phillip Lassiter says:

    Government grew. Great. I notice the 3 members under FBI scope still have a say so in our lives. Curtis Johnson on ethics…….riiiight. Do members need to be sober to be running committees? Drug test them all

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    It really has not been a good day for Republicans today- with Trump getting Impeached for the Second Time. Then we find out this evening that former Gov. of Michigan, Rick Snyder (R) was charged with two counts of Willful Neglect of Duty in the Flint Water Crisis. And our own state of TN has how many of the republican legislature suspended awaiting the investigation into corruption by the FBI? The dirty tricksters just can’t seem to stay out of jail lately and this is what Libertine Conservatives point to as “leadership.” I wonder what kind of high scores they all have? From FBI investigation to the “ethics committee.” I think scores must be above 50% for a nomination to the ethics committee.

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      Katherine McCoun says:

      No TN legislaturers are “suspended”
      #factsmatter

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        Taxpayer #314 says:

        I stand corrected, 2 of their staff are, but the 7 other republican reps are currently under investigation by the FBI, had their offices and homes searched and some had their phones confiscated. Not exactly the same as getting a merit badge for good behavior. But, yes, Facts do matter, that is exactly why Trump was Impeached for the second time yesterday after four years of lying like mad.

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          LeeAnn C. says:

          Not all of those that had offices searched are ‘under investigation’. To confirm what was communicated between two cell phones, you would have to review both. Only one may be the subject of the investigation, while the other is to verify what may have been deleted from the subject’s devices/files. Facts do matter. ‘Innocent until proven guilty’ also matters.

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            Taxpayer #314 says:

            When you start out with 7 to 9 known to be questionable republicans, there is a good chance that the FBI will find something at least unethical about the actions of one or two of that group.

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    Cryan says:

    You all complain about public schools then put Lynn Weaver as vice chair of the education instruction committee? Really? A fascist cop killer has a major hand in teaching our kids civics and American history?

    Shame on you, Cameron. Hopefully the FBI will do your job for you again.

    Lock her up.

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      Katherine McCoun says:

      Being at a protest has Litereally Nothing to do with the handful of people who did horrible, tragic violence at the same protest. She was in no way part of the violence of the few (a number of whom have turned out to be registered Democrats and/or known antifa activists)
      #factsmatter

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        Cryan says:

        She voted to outlaw protests at the state Capitol and then got on a bus to “protest” and storm the national Capitol.

        Hypocrite

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          Beatrice Shaw says:

          NAILED IT #factsmatter

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          LeeAnn C. says:

          Protests have not be ‘outlawed’ anywhere. Overnight ‘camping’ on public property not designed for camping has been denied. Stiffer consequences for unlawful activity has been imposed. Attending an event at the DC Capitol (that had appropriate permits) is not illegal. Get a grip on the distinction between lawful and unlawful activities.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Very few republicans even know what facts are, they like to dwell in the realms of “Alternative Facts.” Trump would not recognize a “fact” if it hit him in the head.

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    The investigation of republicans in the state of Michigan has widened a bit more and now includes 8 republican state officials, including the former Gov., Rick Snyder. ( For those keeping scores…That’s one more (R) under investigation and charged with various crimes than in TN.) Officials in Mich. said this is currently one of the largest criminal cases in the world. The charges stem from the Flint Water Crisis where 12 people died and 80 or more were sick. There were a few misdemeanors charged but also 9 counts of manslaughter, extortion, bribery, obstruction of justice as well as the republicans all-time favorite crime – perjury. So in recapping – (R) President- Impeached 2X, 7 (R) legislators in TN under investigation By FBI and 8 (R) state officials including former Gov. in Mich. charged with a laundry list of crimes. Oh, and GOP just lost control of the senate. How about those nominees for the Heritage Scoreboard??

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    Taxpayer #314 says:

    Are there any stats out there on how many republicans “with heritage scores over 90” have been arrested or are in jail now? That would be an interesting number, I bet. That number, of course, will be rising quickly in the near future. What are the odds that Stuart will report on that interesting and revealing number? Any thoughts?

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