Tennessee House Re-elects Top GOP Leadership

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The Tennessee Conservative [By Jason Vaughn] –

Tennessee House Republicans have voted to keep their top leadership roles filled with the same Representatives as the 112th General Assembly with only one change in the lineup.

Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville-District 25) was re-elected as House Speaker.

William Lamberth (R-Portland-District 44) was re-elected as Republican Majority Leader.

Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby-District 11) was re-elected as Republican Caucus Chair.

Johnny Garrett (R-Goodlettsville-District 45) was re-elected as Republican Majority Whip.

Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville-District 62) was re-elected as Speaker Pro Tempore.


One change to the lineup is the election of Mark Cochran (R-Englewood-District 23) taking on the role of Assistant Majority Leader.  He succeeds Ron Gant (R-Piperton-District 94), who was severely injured in a head-on vehicle accident last month.

Cochran announced his challenge to the seat prior to the accident and reportedly, some GOP members expected Gant to withdraw himself from the race to focus on recovery, but Gant left his name on the ballot.  However, he was not in attendance at the caucus meeting at Paris Landing State Park.

Sexton succeeded Glen Casada as House Speaker in 2019 when Casada stepped down.  Faison was elected to take Sexton’s place as Republican Caucus Chair.  

Lamberth first took the Republican Majority Leader seat in 2017.

It has not yet been announced if Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville-District 68) will remain as Deputy Speaker, Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta-District 43) as Floor Leader, Scotty Campbell (R-Mountain City-District 3) as Assistant Floor Leader or Michele Carringer (R-Knoxville-District 16) will retain their positions or who will take over for Cochran as Treasurer.

About the Author: Jason Vaughn, Media Coordinator for The Tennessee Conservative  ~ Jason previously worked for a legacy publishing company based in Crossville, TN in a variety of roles through his career.  Most recently, he served as Deputy Director for their flagship publication. Prior, he was a freelance journalist writing articles that appeared in the Herald Citizen, the Crossville Chronicle and The Oracle among others.  He graduated from Tennessee Technological University with a Bachelor’s in English-Journalism, with minors in Broadcast Journalism and History.  Contact Jason at news@TennesseeConservativeNews.com

One thought on “Tennessee House Re-elects Top GOP Leadership

  • November 23, 2022 at 5:10 pm

    Who will serve as leader of the Freshman class?


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