Family and Personal:
Rep. Rudd is a direct mail consultant.
He is a member of the Republican State Executive Committee of the 13th District, Republican Party of Rutherford County, NRA, National Right To Life, Tennessee Firearm’s Association, Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Tennessee Eagle Forum, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Farm Bureau.
Councils and Boards:
He is co-chairman of the Republican Business Association and Middle Tennessee Director of the Tennessee Young Republicans.
Rep. Tim Rudd: (R) Chair, Elections and Campaign Finance Subcommittee. Rep. Tim Rudd’s vote score of 80% places him in the top 17% of 99 members of the House. It was a tough year; no one earned 100%.
Rudd lost points on a couple of election bills. As chair of House Campaigns & Elections sub, he thinks he know best. The two bills TLRC scored that Rudd dissented:
- HB1201/SB1005 – Changes in campaign finance making it harder to defeat incumbents. (Rudd supported; we opposed)
- HB2067/SB2189 Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot. (We supported; Rudd opposed).
Credit goes to Rep. Rudd for opposing a bill that passed into law, giving the Ford Motor Company $678,218,300 of taxpayer money to build an electric vehicle plant in West Tennessee. Rudd refrained from voting on a couple of other corporate welfare handouts:
- HB2609 extending an 80% tax break to the Cincinnati Reds’ farm team in Chattanooga
- HB2886/SB2901 Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium
We oppose corporate welfare in all forms so feel he should have voted no but appreciate that he did not support. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private entities. Leave the economics to the free market.
Rudd sponsored a bill that would require school boards to allow thirty minutes at their regular meetings for public comment with the suggestion that up to ten people could speak three minutes each. Unfortunately, it did not pass.
Rudd earned a respectable forty-four points under leadership, giving him an A- and putting him in sixteenth place.
Average for All Members
Auditable paper trail voting machines
Recognition of natural immunity
No government vaccine mandates
Protection for vaccine exemptions
No restrictions on church activities in emergencies
Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium
Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism
Redefines "obscene" to include educational material