House District 70


Clay Doggett

Family and Personal:
Rep. Doggett is married with three children and is a small business owner.

He is a member of the Giles Co. Chamber of Commerce, the Lawrence Co. Chamber of Commerce, the National Wild Turkey Federation, TN Firearms Association, National Rifle Association, Quail Forever, and Pulaski Civitan.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as Majority Secretary of the House Republican Caucus. He is a Board Member of the Giles Co. Youth Baseball and is on the Pulaski Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.



Rep. Clay Doggett (R) is a new member this session, coming in 2019. He serves as Vice-Chair, House Commerce Committee, Member: Business Subcommittee, Judiciary, and Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

With a strong 96% vote score and only one errant vote, we count Chairman Doggett among our constitutional conservative champions.

Doggett was an effective chairman of the very important Criminal Justice Subcommittee. He co-sponsored an impressive eleven of TLRC chosen bills. He was one of a very few who courageously voted for Chairman Bruce Griffey’s E-Verify bill.

Chairman Doggett’s only demerit was his vote for HB141, a bill that gives the film and video industry tax exemptions. We discourage favoritism disguised as economic development. How is the state government justified in picking winners and losers with the discriminate doling of tax-payer money?

We are extremely pleased with Clay Doggett and support his re-election in 2022 and beyond.


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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