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House District 75

2022
H75
Republican

Bruce Griffey

Family and Personal:
Rep. Griffey is married with two children and is an attorney.

Memberships:
He is a member of the NRA and Tennessee Firearms Association.

615.741.6804

rep.bruce.griffey@capitol.tn.gov

Representative Bruce Griffey (R), District 75, has served in the Tennessee State House since 2019. Representative Griffey has a commendable vote score of 96%, placing him #3 in a body of 99. His leadership grade of A sets him above the crowd at #13. Leadership grades are based on sponsorships, co-sponsorships, amendments, and other acts, both meritorious (+) and deleterious (-).

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 Griffey supported the following TLRC endorsed bills:

  • HB1137/SB1197 – No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency
  • HB1867/SB1823 – Vaccine exemptions protected
  • HB1960/SB1884 – No government vaccine mandates
  • HB2316/SB2153 – No males in girls’ sports
  • HB2331/SB2558 – Auditable paper trail voting machines
  • 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  TLRC-opposed bills that Representative Griffey also opposed:

  • HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place
  • HB1201/SB1005  Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech.
  • HB2609/SB2890 – Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team

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 to 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, Representative Griffey opposed corporate welfare bills.

A TLRC-supported bill that Representative Griffey opposed:

  • HB2454/SB2292 – Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful

And a TLRC-opposed bill that Representative Griffey supported:

  • HB2454/SB2292 – Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful

Representative Griffey was a leader in the battle against bigger government and for constitutional principles. That wasn’t exactly embraced by our leadership in the General Assembly. We are in crisis.  We must do better.

TLRC congratulates Representative Griffey for winning the judgeship race in his district. We know he will follow constitutional principles in his decisions. We regret that he is not returning to the General Assembly. We need principled members like him to battle against an ever-expanding government and for our 10th amendment rights, and to make good policy decisions for ordinary Tennesseans by Tennesseans.    We hope his replacement can live up to Representative Griffey’s example.

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

No males in girls' sports

Vote Result: Passed

No government vaccine mandates

Vote Result: Passed

Protection for vaccine exemptions

Vote Result: Passed

No restrictions on church activities in emergencies

Vote Result: Passed

Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism

Vote Result: Passed

Redefines "obscene" to include educational material

Vote Result: Passed

Provide taxpayer money to Ford for the construction of an electric vehicle plant

Vote Result: Passed

Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members

Vote Result: Passed

Lengthy campaign finance revisions

Vote Result: Passed

Cincinnati Reds tax-break for Chattanooga stadium

Vote Result: Passed