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2019

House District 33

Rep. John Ragan: (R) Chair, House K-12 Subcommittee, Chair, Education, Health and General Welfare Subcommittee of Joint Government Operations Committee, Member: Naming, Designating, & Private Acts Committee, Government Operations Committee, House Education Committee. Chairman Ragan sponsored one bill recommended by TLRC that would decrease the amount of local option sales tax retained by the state. (The state is fiscally sound but many local governments are struggling to keep up with growth or decline.) It failed. He co-sponsored 12 of the 32 bills recommended by TLRC, earning an A for leadership. His vote score of 91% puts him near the top of this session's membership. We enjoy our interaction with Chairman Ragan and look forward to more of the same in 2020. In 2018: Sponsored one (1) bill favored by TLRC. HB0222 would require driver's licenses issued to non-citizens with bold lettering identifying them as such, in order to deter voter fraud. It was amended by Rep. Charles Sargent to require "any person presenting a driver license from a state that issues driver licenses to illegal aliens for the purposes of obtaining a Tennessee driver license shall be required to establish proof of U. S. citizenship, lawful permanent resident status,…" TLRC supported the original bill. The amended version (passed) does nothing to help poll workers identify non-citizens. Co-sponsored eleven (11) bills favored by TLRC. Voted for the Gas Tax Rep. Ragan is a good, hard-working, conservative legislator.
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Republican

John Ragan

Rep. Ragan is married with two childen and three grandchildren. He is a business consultant. He is a veteran of the US Air Force and served as fighter pilot. He is vice-chair of the House Government Operations Committee and the Joint Government Operations Education, Health, and General Welfare Subcommittee. He serves as chairman of the House Energy Task Force. He is vice chairman of the NCSL Nuclear Working Group and board member of the Southern States Energy Board. He is a member of the NCSL Agriculture and Energy Committee, Video Ministry at Grace Baptist Church, Daedalians Fraternal Order of Military Pilots, Little League Baseball, Youth Basketball, Anderson County Chamber of Commerce, and Oak Ridge Chamber of Commerce. He acts as substitute teacher for local school system and is Commander of Legislative Squadron, TN Wing of Civil Air Patrol.
615.741.4400

rep.john.ragan@capitol.tn.gov

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