House Majority Leader McCormick To Seek Re-Election

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Rep. Gerald McCormick (R-Chattanooga), Majority Leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives, announced today he will seek re-election to House District 26 this fall.  After redistricting, District 26 is now the heart of Hamilton County adding new precincts in the Hixson, Riverview, Stuart Heights, and North Chattanooga areas, he said.  He was first elected in 2004, and was chosen by his colleagues to serve as the majority leader of the Tennessee House in 2010. 

 

In the past four years, District 26 has seen over $1.5 billion in new capital investment supporting the creation of over 10,000 new jobs. 

 

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McCormick said, “It is a privilege to serve the people of District 26, and I’m proud to receive their encouragement to continue my service in the General Assembly.  Even at a time of economic downturn, our district has seen more jobs created and new capital invested than nearly any other in Tennessee.  I will continue to do everything possible to ensure our area, and all of Tennessee, has the best possible climate for more job creation and entrepreneurial ventures.”.

 

Some of Leader McCormick’s successful legislative initiatives include:

·         The Competitive Cable and Video Franchising Act which gave consumers more choices in their cable television, which led AT&T to invest over $1 billion in new infrastructure and jobs throughout Tennessee;

·         Leading the fight to keep Amazon.com and several thousand jobs in Hamilton County and Tennessee after attempts by competitors to drive them out failed;

·         Funding to construct exits 9 and 11 on I-75 that supports the population growth of eastern Hamilton County, and the expansion of companies such as Volkswagen, Amazon, McKee Foods, and many others;

·         Managing Governor Haslam’s legislative agenda in the House of Representatives.

 

Rep. McCormick, a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Army veteran of the First Gulf War, is the House Majority Leader and sits on the Finance, State & Local Government, Calendar & Rules, and Government Operations Committees.  He and his wife are parents of two daughters, and own a commercial real estate development and brokerage company. 


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