House District 43


Paul Sherrell

Family and Personal:
Rep. Sherrell is married with two children and is a small business owner.

He is a member of Tennessee Firearms Association and the NRA.



Representative Paul Sherrell (R), District 43, earned an A for his support of bills promoting constitutional principles of education reform, medical freedom, second amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, governmental transparency, election integrity, and constitutional fidelity.

His vote score of 77% puts him in the twenty-fifth percentile. These are bills he supported:

  • HB0800/SB1216 – Ed: No material promoting non-traditional sex

  • HB1137/SB1197 – No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency

  • HB1749/SB2285 – Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation

  • HB1867/SB1823 – Vaccine exemptions protected

  • HB1870/SB1880 – No action against Dr.’s for Covid stance

  • HB1871/SB1982 – Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine

  • HB1873/SB1858 – Merchants must accept cash

  • HB1880/SB1830 – School boards must give public freedom to speak

  • HB1960/SB1884 – No government vaccine mandates

  • HB2128/SB2245 – Election integrity measures

  • HB2310/SB2023 – Fee for out-of-US money transfer

  • 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

  • HB2525/SB2545 – Improvement in Asset forfeiture law

  • 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

Like 92% of all House members, Rep. Sherrell also voted in opposition to the TLRC position on these corporate welfare bills:

  • 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 winners and losers.

Overall, Rep. Sherrell is a credit, voting with traditional conservative values the vast majority of the time. We hope he returns to the General Assembly and look forward to working with him in the 113th session.


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Related Bills

OTC Ivermectin

Vote Result: Passed

Court decisions de novo

Vote Result: Passed

Auditable paper trail voting machines

Vote Result: Passed

No males in girls' sports

Vote Result: Passed

Recognition of natural immunity

Vote Result: Passed

No government vaccine mandates

Vote Result: Passed

Election integrity

Vote Result: Passed

Protection for vaccine exemptions

Vote Result: Passed

No restrictions on church activities in emergencies

Vote Result: Passed

Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium

Vote Result: Passed

Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism

Vote Result: Passed

Redefines "obscene" to include educational material

Vote Result: Passed