Representative Andrew Farmer Officially Sworn In; Appointed Chairman Of House Civil Justice Committee
The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session this week in Nashville, marking the beginning of the 110th General Assembly. As part of the opening day ceremonies, State Representative Andrew Farmer (R–Sevierville) took the oath of office and was officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.
In addition, Representative Farmer was appointed as Chairman of the important House Civil Justice Committee by Speaker Beth Harwell. The Civil Justice Committee considers all legislation affecting civil law. This can include, but is not limited to, civil procedure, private and governmental civil liability laws, wills, courts, and property rights.
This year, legislators are looking to build upon the success of the previous session that saw wasteful government spending cut from the budget, taxes lowered for all Tennesseans, measures passed to encourage job growth, and numerous government reforms.
“Our community sent me here to support policies that will strengthen our economy and produce more job opportunities, ensure our budget remains balanced, and fight government waste. Today, I am proud to continue serving my constituents and doing just that,” said Representative Farmer. “In addition, I am truly honored to serve as Chairman of the House Civil Justice Committee and look forward getting to work in the coming days.”
House Speaker Beth Harwell (R–Nashville) added, “The people have placed their trust in us because of dedicated public servants like Representative Farmer whom they know will lead based upon the commonsense, conservative values of our state. I look forward to working with him to accomplish a great deal on behalf of all Tennesseans this year.”