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House District 47

2021
H47
Republican

Rep. Rush Bricken

Family and Personal:
Rep. Bricken is married with four children and is CEO of Coffee County Bank of Manchester.

Memberships:
He is a life member of TSCPA.

Councils and Boards:
He is Chairman of the First Methodist Tullahoma Administrative Council and also serves on the Legislative Committee of Tennessee Banker Association.

(615) 741-7448

rep.rush.bricken@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. Bricken is a member from Coffee & Warren Counties, elected in 2019. He serves as Vice Chair, Commerce Committee, Member, Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee, Children and Family Affairs Subcommittee, Civil Justice Committee, Departments and Agencies Subcommittee, State Government Committee, and Joint Fiscal Review Committee.

Chairman Bricken is a good constitutional conservative… most of the time. He co-sponsored HR23, which would create a body in each chamber to study the possible recall of Davidson County Chancellor Ellen Hobbs Lyle “who changed state law and altered state forms that allowed mass access to absentee voting in last year’s elections based on fear … without legislative approval” (Tennessee Star).

Chairman Bricken voted with us twenty-three times out of twenty-six opportunities. He voted against a measure that would create a Solicitor General office to defend our 10th Amendment issues in Federal Court. Like many other members, he voted in favor of a resolution to honor The Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II, a black theologian whose work focuses on social justice and racial equity. Understanding the difference between racial equality (that of opportunity) and equity (that of situational outcome regardless of effort) is paramount. The Reverend is a proponent of the latter. TLRC opposed the gesture. His vote for HB0141, which give a tax exemption to the film and video industry, cost him another three points, leaving him with a 94% vote score, putting him in the middle of the pack.

We like and respect Rep. Bricken and believe that sans COVID, we can work more closely with members in 2021 and get even better results.

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Related Bills

REAL Constitutional Carry

Vote Result: Committee Only

Creates Solicitor General office to defend on 10th amendment issues in federal court.

Vote Result: Committee Only

Increased penalties for rioters from out of state ("Aggravated" rioter)

Vote Result: Passed

All businesses essential in emergencies, no discrimination.

Vote Result: Passed

Anti-Critical Race Theory

Vote Result: Passed

Rules and authorizations of textbooks and instructional materials, disallowing Common Core aligned material.

Vote Result: Passed

Tax exemptions for the film, video industry

Vote Result: Passed

Common Core material prohibited in our public schools

Vote Result: Passed

Would require Ed. debts and institutions to comply with state and federal laws and constitutions. (GA oversight)

Vote Result: Failed

Creates database for approved supplimental material for teachers.

Vote Result: Passed

Tennessee's District Attorney must disapprove emergency rule(s) that don't meet statutory requirements .

Vote Result: Passed

Prohibits interference with Textbook & Instructional Materials Quality Commission, or their decisions.

Vote Result: Passed