Running unopposed, state Rep. Gerald McCormick was nominated by his GOP colleagues to serve another term as House majority leader on Monday.
McCormick, who was first elected in 2004, is wrapping up his first term as majority leader. His role in the upcoming session remains to be seen, as GOP supermajorities in both chambers of the General Assembly will enable Republican lawmakers to immediately pass legislation when they return in January, even if no Democrats are present.
In a news release, McCormick said he was looking forward to assisting Gov. Bill Haslam in guiding items on his upcoming legislative agenda through the House.
“I’m honored and humbled by my colleagues’ confidence and look forward to the accomplishments we will achieve together,” McCormick said. “There is no doubt we will continue to build upon our track record of success toward improving our business environment for private sector job growth and advancing educational opportunities.”
Members of the House Republican caucus also nominated Rep. Beth Harwell to serve another term as House speaker and Rep. Curtis Johnson of Clarksville to serve as speaker pro tempore.