Family and Personal:
Rep. Hazlewood has one child and is retired from AT&T, TN ECD, and as Director of CapitalMark Bank and Trust. She is also an Elder and Trustee at Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church.
She is a member of Chattanooga Rotary Club. Bible in the Schools Board, Friends of the Festival Board, and Stadium Corporation Board.
Councils and Boards:
She is on the Bible in the Schools Board, Friends of the Festival Board, and Stadium Corporation Board.
Representative Patsy Hazlewood (R) has been a House member since 2015. Representative Hazlewood has a vote score of 55%, placing her #70 in a body of 99. Her leadership grade of D- places her at #67 and may indicate her lack of personal initiative to introduce bold reforms in strong legislation. Leadership grades are based on sponsorships, co-sponsorships, amendments, both meritorious (+) and deleterious (-) and other bold and courageous acts (+) or furtive, unprincipled acts (-).
TLRC scores and grades reflect the entire process, not just end results. We count every vote on every selected bill. Bills are selected for their value to ordinary Tennesseans, or their insult to those values. We encourage our General Assembly members to support the former and oppose the latter. When they don’t, they lose points.
Representative Hazlewood supported the following TLRC endorsed bills:
- 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
- HB2067/SB2189 – Would reduce number of votes necessayr to keep a minor party on ballot
- HB2128/SB2245 – Election integrity measures. (weak)
- 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 HS to teach virtues of capitalism and the constitution
TLRC-opposed bills that Representative Hazlewood supported:
- HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place
- HB1201/SB1005Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK5Ov35oRxI
- HB2309/SB2464 – Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee. https://tennesseestar.com/2022/04/13/tennessee-general-assembly-may-enable-illegal-immigrants-to-acquire-commercial-and-professional-licenses/
- HB2609/SB2890 – Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team
- HB2886/SB2901 – Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium
- HB8002/SB8002 – Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN
Corporate welfare in all forms should be opposed. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private for-profit entities. Let the free market pick the winners and losers. If we were actually to reform our education system and to educate instead of indoctrinate, jobs would come to Tennessee. A well-educated workforce would be unique in America and every business would want to be in our right-to-work, no income tax state. Members should rethink these handouts.
Representative Hazlewood must always engage in the battle against bigger government and for constitutional principles. We need principled members like Lynn to battle against government expansion, to protect our tenth amendment rights, and to make good policy decisions for ordinary Tennesseans by Tennesseans. We are in crisis. We can and must do better.
By listing these bills, we hope that tells you what you need to know about your General Assembly members. We encourage you to reach out and let them know how you feel about the various issues and VOTE accordingly. To contact members, go to: https://www.capitol.tn.gov