State Rep. Pat Marsh, R-Shelbyville, has been unanimously elected by his peers to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore for the 113th Tennessee General Assembly.
As Speaker Pro Tempore, Marsh conducts all duties and responsibilities in the absence of Tennessee Speaker of the House Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville.
Led by Sexton, Republicans strengthened their supermajority in the Tennessee General Assembly by gaining two seats in the Nov. 8 election. Republicans now hold a 75-24 supermajority in the House of Representatives.
“I am incredibly humbled and honored to have once again earned the trust of the people here at home as well as my colleagues in the House,” Marsh said. “Tennessee has become a model for the rest of the nation under Republican leadership for our low taxes, conservative values, and business-friendly environment. I believe Tennessee’s best days are still ahead and I look forward to working with our entire caucus in the coming year.”
The 2023 legislative session marks the small businessowner’s 14th year in the General Assembly. During his tenure, he has been a powerful advocate for his district and chaired several key House committees. House District 62 includes Bedford, Moore and part of Lincoln counties.
“Pat Marsh’s institutional knowledge, experience, and leadership style as a member of the House Republican leadership team will be incredibly beneficial to all of us,” said Sexton. “I greatly appreciate Pat’s willingness to answer the call to continue serving as speaker pro tempore, as well as his dedication and advocacy on behalf of his community and our great state.”
The 113th General Assembly officially begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023.