Family and Personal:
Rep. Hall has one child and is a small business owner. He has also served in the United States Marine Corps.
Councils and Boards:
He is the co-chair of the South East Tennessee Veterans Home Council.
Vice Chairman Mark Hall (R), Vice-Chairman of the House Transportation Committee. Rep. Hall (R) came to the GA 2019. He has been a positive force by supporting conservative values. His vote score of 88% places him in the top 8% of 99 members of the House. It was a tough year; no one earned 100%.
Credit to Rep. Hall for voting the right way on some bills that were lobbied hard by special interests and the leadership:
- HB2309 – a popular bill that passed into law that allows illegal immigrants to obtain professional licenses in Tennessee.
- HB0204 – The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place.
- HB2886 – $500,000,000 for the Tennessee Titan’s new stadium.
We wish he had shown the same good judgement on two others. As did 92% of our House members, Representative Hall fell short by supporting a couple of corporate-welfare handouts:
- HB2609 extending an 80% tax break to the Cincinnati Reds’ farm team in Chattanooga
- HB8002 giving $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in West Tennessee
We oppose corporate welfare in all forms. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private entities. Leave the economics to the free market.
Bills Rep. Hall supported with his vote:
HB1137/SB1197 No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency
HB1867/SB1823 Vaccine exemptions protected
HB1871/SB1982 Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine
HB1960/SB1884 No government vaccine mandates
HB2128/SB2245 Election integrity measures
HB2316/SB2153 No males in girls’ sports
HB2331/SB2558 Auditable paper trail voting machines
HB2454/SB2292 Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful
HB2666/SB2247 Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members
HB2742/SB2728 Requires public high schools to teach virtues of capitalism and constitution
HB2746/SB2188 Makes Ivermectin available over the counter
Hall failed to accrue leadership points this year, lacking in sponsorships and co-sponsorships of critical legislation. There may have been other actions worthy of merit. TLRC can only count what is recorded or what we see personally. His sixteen merits earned him a D. We know he is better than that.
We hope Mark Hall returns to the General Assembly and look forward to working with him in the 113th session.