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House District 61

2022
H61
Republican

Brandon Ogles

Family and Personal:
Rep. Ogles is married with four children and is the owner of Branch Building Group.

Councils and Boards:
He is Republican Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman and serves as Board Member of Grassland Athletic Association and TN Homework Hotline.

615.741.6808

rep.brandon.ogles@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Brandon Ogles (R) has served in the Tennessee State House since 2019. Representative Ogles has a commendable vote score of 91%, placing him #7 in a body of 99. His leadership grade of C places him at #23-25 (ties). Leadership grades are based on sponsorships, co-sponsorships, amendments, both meritorious (+) and deleterious (-), and other bold and courageous acts (+) or furtive, unprincipled acts (-).

TLRC scores and grades reflect the entire process, not just end results. We count every vote on every selected bill. Bills are selected for their value to ordinary Tennesseans, or their insult to those values. We encourage our General Assembly members to support the former and oppose the latter. When they don’t, they lose points.

Representative Ogles supported the following TLRC endorsed bills:

  • 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
  • HB1960/SB1884 – No government vaccine mandates
  • HB2067/SB2189 – Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot. https://tennesseestar.com/2021/03/16/state-house-subcommittee-rejects-bill-lowering-signature-requirement-to-recognize-minor-political-parties-in-tennessee/
  • HB2128/SB2245 – Election integrity measures. (weak)
  • 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
  • HB2666/SB2247 – Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members
  • HB2742/SB2728 – Requires HS to teach virtues of capitalism and the constitution
  • HB2746/SB2188 – Makes Ivermectin available over the counter

Here are two TLRC-opposed bills that Representative Ogles also opposed:

Two TLRC-opposed  bills on which Representative Ogles abstained from voting:

  • HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place
  • HB1201/SB1005Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK5Ov35oRxI

A TLRC-opposed bill that Representative Ogles supported:

  • 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 the winners and losers. Jobs would come to Tennessee if we were actually to reform our education system and educate instead of indoctrinate. A well-educated workforce would be unique in America and every business would want to be in our right-to-work, no income tax state. Members should rethink these handouts. To his credit, Ogles refrained from supporting two others.

We regret that Representative Ogles is not returning to the General Assembly. We need principled members to battle against government expansion, for our tenth amendment rights, and to make good policy decisions for ordinary Tennesseans by Tennesseans. We are in crisis. We can and must do better.

By listing these bills, we hope that tells you what you need to know about your General Assembly members. We encourage you to reach out and let them know how you feel about the various issues and VOTE accordingly. To contact members, go to: https://www.capitol.tn.gov

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Related Bills

Excludes LEA's from ability to use obscenity exception

Vote Result: Pass House Only

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