Haslam’s Top Deputy to Step Down

Gov Bill Haslam’s top deputy, Claude Ramsey of Hamilton County, will step down at the end of August, the administration announced today. According to the Chattanooga Times Free Press, Ramsey intends to spend more time with his family. “Claude’s experience at the state and local levels of government and his common sense approach have been invaluable assets to our administration, and I am incredibly grateful to him and his wife, Jan, for their time in Nashville and commitment to the state of Tennessee.” Haslam said in a statement.