Family and Personal:
He is married with one child and owns Hicks Construction. He is also a member of Crossroads Christian Church.
Councils and Boards:
He serves on the House Education Instruction Committee and Subcommittee, Health Committee, and Transportation Committee and Subcommittee. He is also on the Board of Directors for Unites Emmaus Community of Johnson City and part of the Washington County Planning Commission. Finally, he is the Northeast TN Area VP for Home Builders Association of TN.
Rep. Tim Hicks (R) was elected in 2020. He serves as: Member, Education Instruction Committee, Education Instruction Subcommittee, Health Committee, Transportation Committee, and Transportation Subcommittee. He seems confident and cooperative. Rep. Hicks supported all of the TLRC pro-freedom bills with only three exceptions, earning him a 96% vote score. He co-sponsored ten of our favored bills, including the somewhat controversial SR0023 – Rudd – Resolution creating a bi-cameral panel to research the recall of Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle (failed in House Civil Justice subcommittee).
Hicks earned a commendable 9.5 out of 10 on constitutional fidelity, supporting the TLRC position on thirty-four of our thirty-seven bills. He was one of only 30% of the house membership voting the right way on HR110 – Hardaway – Resolution to honor Pastor William J. Barber II (sent to Summer Study). Barber is a black theologist CRT advocate whose rhetoric is anti-American in the tradition of Jeremiah Wright.
His errant votes were supporting the following bills:
HJR0010 – Parkinson – A Resolution to declare racism as a public health issue (sent to Summer Study). The passing of this resolution would have labeled Tennessee as a self-identified systemically racist state; we are not! “Systemic racism” has been conscripted and construed into a bludgeon to divide Americans. We must resist the comfortable path of acceptance, which implies assent.
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
Tim Hicks is one of the new members of the Tennessee General Assembly. We have not had an opportunity to sit down with him and get to know him. We look forward to that in 2022 and we expect great things from him in the coming years. He can continue to improve his score and his leadership grade by sponsoring and co-sponsoring courageous and constitutional bills.
We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the better laws. 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.
Limits county health officer's quarantine powers. Prohibits government requiring COVID inoculation.
Protects female athletes by disallowing biological males, irrespective of gender identification, from competing in girls and women's sports.
Transparency bill: comptroller audits of entities not open to public scrutiny
Increased penalties for rioters from out of state ("Aggravated" rioter)