How Your PAC Dollars Are Being Spent
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (Rep), Blountville
Lt. Gov. Ramsey is a great friend to architects, intervening on our behalf with several legislative issues in 2008. He dreamed of becoming an architect before economic hardship directed him towards surveying. He is also a frequent participant in our Salute to Legislators reception.
Sen. Rusty Crowe (Rep), Johnson City
Committees: Chair, Gen Welfare, Health & Human Resources; Government Operations
Rusty is a long time friend who understands what architects do, especially related to health care. He’s been an advocate for many years.
Sen. Jamie Woodson (Rep), Knoxville
Committees: Chair, Education; Secretary, Judiciary
Jamie is a bright, rising star whose leadership is respected on both sides of the aisle. She counts many architects as friends. She’s sponsored several pieces of legislation for us, and she’s been a watchdog in instances where legislation affecting architects looms up unexpectedly in bills we have not targeted to track.
House Democratic Caucus
Through Rep. Joe Armstrong, Knoxville
Joe’s committees: Chair, Health & Human Resources; Calendar & Rules; Finance, Ways & Means
Joe is a long-standing friend of many architects and a strong leader in the House, with even greater future potential. He’s been our advocate for years, intervening with the Building Commission, Governor’s office and State Fire Marshal, as appropriate. He’s also sponsored much of our legislation.
Rep Jim Hackworth (Dem), Clinton
Committees: Commerce; Secretary, Consumer & Employee Affairs
Much more fresh air than hot, he governs with brains and wit. He sponsored our legislation that served as the catalyst for successful negotiations with the State Fire Marshal. That office is in the process of a total transformation, thanks in part to Jim’s involvement.
Rep. David Hawke (Rep), Greeneville
Committees: Commerce, Conservation & Environment
A relative newcomer, David is bright and articulate, quickly grasping the nuances of complex legislation. We are building a relationship with him.
Rep. Ulysses Jones, Jr. (Dem), Memphis
Committees: Calendar & Rules and Education; Chair of State & Local Govt
For his many years of friendship and service to Tennessee. He always has time to meet with us, and he considers our requests with great fairness.
Rep. Steve McDaniel (Rep), Parkers Crossroads
Committees: Calendar & Rules, Finance, Ways & Means, Agriculture
Steve is a long time friend who has always treated us fairly and serves as an advocate.
Rep. Richard Montgomery (Rep), Sevierville
Committees: Commerce, Education
Richard is a great friend to architects, and he loves our silent auction each year, purchasing every piece of Bob Proctor’s jewelry he can bid on!! Most of our legislation is heard in Commerce Committee, and he is an articulate defender of our concerns.
Rep. Eddie Yokley (Dem), Greeneville
Committees: Vice Chair, State & Local; Commerce
Eddie serves as our auctioneer each year at our Legislative Tribute reception. He is a great advocate for our legislation. Almost all of our legislation is heard by Commerce or State and Local Government Committees.