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Senate District 04

2021
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Republican

Jon Lundberg

Family and Personal:
Sen. Lundberg is married with two children and own the Corporate Image, Inc. public relations firm. He is also a Captain in the US Navy Reserve.

Memberships:
He is a member of the Bristol Rotary Club, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, Bristol Chamber of Commerce, King College President’s roundtable, Thomas Green Lecture Series, Rocky Mount Living History Museum, National Federation of Independent Business Owners, Sullivan County Republican Party, American Legislative Exchange Council, United States Naval Institute, Naval Reserve Association, Reserve Officer’s Association, 32nd Degree Mason, National Council of State Legislators, National Rifle Association, Bloomingdale Ruritan, and the National Network of Legislators in the Military.

Councils and Boards:
He is 1st vice-chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is also on the president’s advisory board of Tusculum College and the advisory board of the Neff Center for Science & Technology.

615.741.5761

sen.jon.lundberg@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Jon Lundberg (R): District 4, Bristol, first Vice-Chairman of the Senate Education Committee. We find Senator Lundberg rather cold and unapproachable. Although considering a huge number of bills, he has only endorsed one TLRC chosen bills with his co-sponsorship:

SJR2 – Kelsey – Puts Right-to-Work into our Tennessee constitution, making it much more difficult to rescind (passed).

TLRC chose to score one of Senator Lundberg’s bills:

SB0630/HB0755 – Lundberg/White – Rules and authority authorizations on textbooks, etc. (passed).

Senator Lundberg lost leadership points because of two bills he supported that TLRC opposed:

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

Member of Senate Committee Considering Legislation for Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium is Employee of Law Firm That Could Benefit From Bill’s Passage – Tennessee Star

Five Sponsors of Bill Enabling Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium Received More Than $90,000 in Campaign Funds from Individuals with Ties to the Project – Tennessee Star

SB1267/HB1233 – Bell/Zachary – Authorizes a third restroom facility for the gender-conflicted (passed).

TLRC opposed those bills on fairness, fiscal-responsibility, and constitutional principles.

Senator Lundberg sponsored sixty-four bills, twenty-two of which passed into law, one of which TLRC scored. To access, go here.

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the laws already on the books. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. Senator Lundberg could be a much better protector of our freedoms. He represents a very conservative district and should reflect their values.

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.

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