Family and Personal:
Rep. Halford is married with two children and three grandchildren and is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He is also a Trustee for Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
He is a member of the Gibson County Planning Commission, National Conference of State Legislators, Civilian Advisor to the Commanding General of the Tennessee State Guard, NRA, and the Gibson County Chamber of Commerce.
Councils and Boards:
He is chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee and vice-chair of the House Joint Government Operations Commerce, Labor, Transportation, and Agriculture Sub-Committee.
Rep. Curtis Halford: (R)Chair, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Member, Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee, Calendar and Rules Committee, Departments and Agencies Subcommittee, State Government Committee, and the Transportation Committee. He voted with TLRC on all but two bills, earning a commendable 96% vote score. Chairman Halford only co-sponsored three of our favored bills:
SR0023 – Rudd – Resolution creating a bi-cameral panel to research the recall of Judge Ellen Hobbs Lyle (failed in House Civil Justice subcommittee).
SB0623/HB0580 – Bell/Ragan – The teaching of Critical Race Theory is prohibited in TN public schools (passed).
SB843/HB513- Rose/Gant – Increased penalties for various lawless activities when protesting/rioting (deferred to Summer Study). Passed in house. Rose sent to Summer Study.
Chairman Halford could have earned many more points toward his leadership total by co-sponsoring those bills for which he voted.
He lost points for supporting:
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.
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
Halford has represented District 79 since 2009. All Tennesseans that must live under the laws passed in the General Assembly depend on Chairman Halford and his colleagues for the protection of their liberties and the sovereignty of Tennessee.
Curtis Halford is one of the good members but could up his game. 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. We need leaders with courage.