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Rep. Durham earns title of House Assistant Floor Leader Role makes Durham the freshman class leader for new members

Republican legislators from across Tennessee yesterday gathered to choose their Caucus Leadership for the upcoming 108th General Assembly. The gathering represented the first time every Member of the new 70-person GOP supermajority had assembled in one place.

Among those present were the 18 new Members of the House of Representatives. The election of the group cemented Republican control of the General Assembly for the next two years. While the group participated in the election of the Speaker and Majority Leader, they also met separately and chose who would be their representative in the Caucus Leadership.

At the end of their meeting, Rep. Jeremy Durham emerged as the new Assistant Floor Leader for the House, which also serves as the freshman class leader.

“This is a great honor,” stated Durham. “I’m grateful to have the support of my colleagues for this position. The 108th General Assembly is going to confront a number of major issues that are facing Tennesseans. I’m proud to lead a group of new Members that are ready to bring a fresh perspective and lend a hand to solving the problems are state is facing.”

Durham originally hails from Adamsville, Tenn. and now serves as a partner at the law firm of Hawkins, Durham & Associates in Franklin.

House Majority Caucus Chairman Glen Casada welcomed the news of his Williamson County colleague to the ranks of House Leadership. “Rep. Durham is going to be a strong advocate for our conservative principles in the General Assembly,” he remarked. “I look forward to working with him to lead a solutions-based Caucus that answers the needs of our citizens, creates more opportunity for economic growth, and enhances the educational landscape for our children.”

Posted on: 12/7/2012


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