The House of Representatives Tuesday officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee. Rep. Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) took the oath of office this week in Nashville and was officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Legislators are looking to build upon the success of the previous session that saw wasteful government spending cut from the budget, taxes cut for all Tennesseans, measures passed to encourage job growth, and numerous government reforms, officials said.
“I am so honored to be serving the people of Cleveland and Bradley County in the Tennessee General Assembly,” stated Rep. Brooks. “I look forward to working with my House and Senate colleagues to find solutions for the pressing concerns of Tennesseans.”
Lawmakers have already signaled clear goals of balancing the budget, lowering the grocery tax, and ensuring every Tennessee student has access to a high quality education.
Rep. Brooks continued, “This will be a very productive year and I believe Tennesseans are going to be proud of their representatives. Unlike the U.S. House in Washington, we get the job done, we balance our budget and we return home to our jobs and families.”
Speaker Beth Harwell added, “It is a pleasure guiding the Tennessee House of Representatives and working alongside talented individuals like Kevin Brooks gives me confidence we’re going to accomplish a great deal this session.”
Rep. Kevin Brooks serves the 24th Legislative District in Cleveland and Bradley County. Kevin and his wife, Kim are actively involved in their community and local schools with their two children, Zach who is attending Lee University, and Elizabeth, who attends Cleveland High.