House District 57


Susan Lynn

Family and Personal:
Rep. Lynn is married with two children and five grandchildren and is a regulatory compliance manager.

She is a member of Mt. Juliet Chamber of Commerce, Wilson County Republican Party, Republican Women of Mt. Juliet, and the American Legion Auxiliary of the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Councils and Boards:
She is chair of the House Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee. She also serves on the Heartland Institute Advisory Board.



Rep. Susan Lynn: (R) Member, Banking and Consumer Affairs Subcommittee, Commerce Committee, Finance, Ways, and Means Committee, and the Finance, Ways, and Means Subcommittee. She is one of the champs, supporting twenty-seven of the TLRC positions on chosen bills with three dissents, earning her a 94% vote score. She co-sponsored a whopping fifteen of our chosen bills, some of them quite controversial, showing a lot of courage. Unfortunately, Chairman Lynn supported three bills that TLRC opposed, lowering her vote score to mid-level for conservatives:

SB0425/HB1379 – Kumar/Massey – Would require insurers to cover infertility treatments which would result in higher premiums for all (sent to Summer Study). Dictating to private business is antithetical to the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions but some of our legislators only remember that when it serves them.

SB0736/HB0141 – Johnson/Lamberth (a Governor’s bill with which we take issue) – Special tax exemption for the film and video industry which was supported by a large majority of the General Assembly (passed). TLRC does not support special carve-outs for cherry-picked industries. The government should not be picking winners and losers.

SB0783/HB1204 – Massey/Zachary – Authorizes a special sales and use tax allocation to finance Randy Boyd’s Baseball stadium in Knoxville at the expense of Tennessee taxpayers—Boyd is a mega-millionaire (passed).

Media stories on the subject:
Boyd Sports to Profit from Events Held at Taxpayer-Funded Stadium – Tennessee Star

Member of Senate Committee Considering Legislation for Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium is Employee of Law Firm That Could Benefit From Bill’s Passage – Tennessee Star

Five Sponsors of Bill Enabling Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium Received More Than $90,000 in Campaign Funds from Individuals with Ties to the Project – Tennessee Star

Lynn earned a commendable 9.5 out of 10 on constitutional fidelity. Chairman Lynn sponsored eleven bills, only one of which passed into law:

HB0432 County Boundaries – As enacted, alters the boundary between Davidson and Wilson counties in such manner as to detach certain parcels of real property currently located in Davidson County and to attach such parcels to Wilson County.

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the better laws already on the books. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. We are at a crisis point and now is the time to stand for the people instead of special interests, the wealthy, and well-connected, and against those who assume power through corruption and coercion. If we do not, we could very well lose our republic and our liberties.


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