Family and Personal:
Rep. Eldridge is married with two children and is a business owner.
He is a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Shriners, the EMS Board, and the Hamblen County Board of Equalization.
Councils and Boards:
He serves as board member of Lakeway Center and chair of the Jail Study Committee.
Rick Eldridge ® – 2021 is the third year in the house for this quiet but consistent East Tennessee Republican. Vice-chairman of the State Government Committee, Eldridge is congenial and efficient. We do not see or hear a lot from him, so we often find it more difficult to judge him on the essentials of leadership: courtesy, courage, perseverance, preparedness, intuitivism, eloquence, and constitutionality.
Vice-chairman Eldridge’s vote score of 96% recommends him as a worthy representative of his constituents. He co-sponsored eight TLRC supported and scored bills: this is an area where he has an opportunity to earn more points by sponsoring and co-sponsoring forward-leaning bills that insulate Tennessee from unconstitutional socialist programs and policies coming out of Washington D.C.