(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — State Representative Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) has been elected by his peers to serve as Republican Majority Whip for the upcoming 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
As Republican Whip, Representative Tillis is the fourth ranking officer in the House Republican Caucus. He will serve as the information channel between membership and Caucus leaders. Tillis is also in charge of providing communication to membership related to caucus positions on legislation; he will poll members on their position related to legislative initiatives and communicate all information obtained to House Republican leadership. Additionally, Tillis is tasked with coordinating the Republican Caucus Campaign Committee.
“I am grateful for the support and trust my colleagues have placed in me by electing me to serve as their Republican Whip,” said Representative Tillis. “Tennessee is thriving under conservative leadership, and I am excited to work with our new governor, our newly elected caucus leaders, and our membership to uphold the values and advance the policies that matter most to our citizens.”
The 111th General Assembly convenes on January 8, 2019. All members will be sworn into office at noon.