Family and Personal:
Rep. Campbell is a businessman and broadcaster and served on the Johnson County Rescue Squad and EMS. He also still serves on the Neva, First District, and Second District fire departments.
He is a member of the Johnson County Republican Party, the NRA, Carter County Republican Party, the Sullivan County Republican Party, the Bristol TN Republicans, the Republicans of Kingsport, Bristol Chamber of Commerce, and the Johnson County Chamber of Commerce.
Rep. Scotty Campbell came to the GA in 2021 replacing Timothy Hill who ran for congress. He serves as a member, Finance, Ways, and Means Appropriations Subcommittee, Criminal Justice Committee, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, and the Transportation Committee.
Representative Campbell is new this year and, due to COVID restrictions, we did not get to the capitol to meet and develop relationships with the new members. We like what we see but need more time and exposure to develop reliable evaluations based on multiple performance criteria.
Rep. Campbell’s 91% vote score, while above average, is below the mid-point for Republican members. He lost points by supporting the bill giving special tax-exemptions to the film and video industry, and not supporting an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution adding our Right-to-Work policy, making it much more difficult to reverse. He avoided losing additional points by not voting for HB703, a bill that will provide a multi-million-dollar state funding grant for a proposed minor league baseball stadium for the Tennessee Smokies, a double-A team which is owned by University of Tennessee President Randy Boyd. Boyd and his wife Jenny are mega-multi-millionaires; why are Tennessee tax-payers financing his baseball enterprise?
As a freshman, Campbell had the distinction of sponsoring one of our scored bills that passed into law. That was the “Tennessee Second Amendment Sanctuary Act,” making any law, treaty, executive order, rule, or regulation of the United States government that violates the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is null, void, and unenforceable in this state. It was amended to make the bill’s prohibitions applicable only to acts that “have been found by the supreme court of the United States or the Tennessee Supreme Court to violate Article I, Section 26 of the Constitution of Tennessee or the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,” instead of acts that “violate the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution”; the amendment weakened the bill.
Limits county health officer's quarantine powers. Prohibits government requiring COVID inoculation.
Protects female athletes by disallowing biological males, irrespective of gender identification, from competing in girls and women's sports.
Transparency bill: comptroller audits of entities not open to public scrutiny
Increased penalties for rioters from out of state ("Aggravated" rioter)