House District 55


John Ray Clemmons

Family and Personal:
Rep. Clemmons is married with three children and is both an attorney and mediator.

He is a member of Belmont-Hillsboro Neighbors, Inc., Harry Philips American Inn of Court, Barrister, Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts, Waverly-Belmont Elementary School PTO, Columbia Alumni Association of Nashville, Nashville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association.

Councils and Boards:
He is on the Columbia University Alumni Representative Committee, the board of directors for Friends of Sevier Park, Inc., and the Arts andBusiness Council of Greater Nashville.



Rep. John Ray Clemmons: Serves as a Member, Civil Justice Committee, Civil Justice Subcommittee, Education Administration Committee, Health Committee, and the K-12 Subcommittee.

Rep. Clemmons is a Davidson County Democrat. He serves on five very important committees concerning education, health, and civil justice. He speaks his mind regularly and without reservation. His vote score of 31% is at the bottom of the democrat caucus. A leadership grade of F indicates a commitment to a big-government political philosophy which is antithetical to our Tennessee Rising political philosophy of a “We the People,” free-market, and limited government, as dictated in the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.


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Related Bills

Pre-K - 2: Revises Teacher evaluation, eliminates the portfolio growth model for pre-K and K

Vote Result: Committee Only

Gives LEAs the option of administering TCAP assessments on paper.

Vote Result: Failed

Sports participation to be determined by biological sex/gender.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Creates new banks of items (questions) for assessments in order to allow current tests items to be revealed after administration.

Vote Result: Passed

Dealing with foreign influence in higher education

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Allows direct agreements between patients and healthcare providers

Vote Result: Passed

Military experience qualifies to obtain occupation license and adds appeal process.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Strengthens law concerning the promulgating of new rules by government agencies.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Audit results permitted to be released pre-conclusion.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Discipline help for teachers.

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Limits authority of wildlife resource officers to search/seize on private property, land, buildings, or vehicles.

Vote Result: Passed