Governmental Affairs Committee

The TBA Governmental Affairs Committee is involved in one of the core missions of the association – advocacy for the profession and for our system of justice.

Smith Harris Carr
511 Union St Ste 710
Nashville, TN 37219
Immediate Past Chair
Gullett Sanford Robinson &...
150 Third Ave So., Ste 1700
Nashville, TN 37201

Nashville Doctor to Run for Harwell’s House Seat

Dermatologist Brent Moody has announced his candidacy for the Tennessee House seat in district 56 which is currently held by Speaker Beth Harwell, the Nashville Post reports. Moody is a skin cancer surgeon who currently serves as chair of the Tennessee Medical Association's PAC, but will step down from that position in order to run. He has named Bradley lawyer Austin McMullen as his treasurer.
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5 Emerge as Potential Candidates to Replace Harwell as Speaker

With Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell running for governor in 2018, five lawmakers have emerged as potential replacements for her as the leader of the House Republicans, The Tennessean reports. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga), Assistant Majority Leader David Hawk (R-Greeneville) and Speaker Pro Tempore Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville) have all confirmed that they will seek the gavel next year. Glen Casada (R-Franklin) has said he will consider the position, while Jimmy Matlock (R-Lenoir City), who ran for speaker in 2016, said it’s too soon to make a decision.
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