Clarksville Rep. Joins Race for House Speaker

Tennessee House Rep. Curtis Johnson, R-Clarksville, has confirmed that he will seek the House Speakership position following the planned resignation of Rep. Glen Casada from the role, the Leaf Chronicle reports. Deputy Speaker Matthew Hill, Speaker Pro Tem Bill Dunn, Caucus Chairman Cameron Sexton, Rep. Mike Carter, Rep. Robin Smith and Rep. Ryan Williams are all also rumored to be gauging interest in the position. Johnson portrayed himself as a temperate lawmaker who had avoided scandal, and one who would help unify the Republican caucus.
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