House Speaker Cameron Sexton nominated by the state’s House Republican Caucus to continue serving as Speaker Tuesday.
Sexton was unopposed and received the approval of all Republican members in attendance during the Caucus Leadership Election at Paris Landing State Park.
“It means that they believe in the last three years under my privilege to be their speaker,” Sexton said. “That they feel like we are moving in the right direction and doing things that benefit Tennessee. I appreciate the opportunity to serve again.”
Sexton will not officially retain the speaker position until a full vote on the first day of the 2023 legislative session. Legislators will gather on January 10th. Seventy-five of the 99 state representatives are a part of the House Republican Caucus, Sexton said.
“My role is multi-part,” Sexton said. “One is to manage the entire house. We have employees and a HR department. That is part of my job. It’s also working with our body of the House and coming up with committees and putting people on committees and making sure things are running smoothly with the Governor.”
With the majority of the state’s leadership retained after the November election, Sexton said he looks forward to continue the work. Sexton said passing a conservative budget, healthcare and crime policies will be focuses.
Sexton has been House Speaker since 2019.