Terri Lynn Weaver TN State Rep.


Greetings Fabulous Fortieth District

The organizational preliminaries kicking off the 111th General Assembly are behind us. We the people of Tennessee elected our 50th Governor of Tennessee, Bill Lee, who has just completed his first full week at the helm and in a few days the first month of 2019 will be in the rearview mirror! Time is ticking away. Today on this frosty chilly day, I write to you, the first edition for this new year before Mike and I head out the door for worship service.

The House and Senate Chambers are in full gear. We are now at the beginning of what I believe will be great days ahead for our beloved State. New administrations bring fresh starts and the new Speaker of the House, Glenn Casada, is also looking forward to a very productive session as well. The new committee assignments of all 99 members, plus the committee schedules are complete. Please use the friendly website www.legislature.state.tn.us for all sorts of information where you will find Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s committees locations and time.

New sub committees have been added to help facilitate and articulate various issues and give members of these committees a more precise look at each piece of legislation and the ability to distinguish “the wheat from the tares.” I requested to remain chair of the Transportation Subcommittee, now called Safety & Funding. Representative Sam Whitson, District 65, will chair the other Sub Committee (Infrastructure) and Representative Dan Howell, will be our new Chairman of Full Transportation. I am thrilled Weaver, Whitson, and Howell’s offices are right next to each other on the North Wing of the Fifth Floor, in the Cordell Hull Building.

I also requested to remain on Full K-12 Education Committee, which Representative Mark White, District 83, is the new Chairman of the House Education Committee. Serving on Education and Transportation while representing the fabulous folks of District Forty, truly is most humbling. Thank you for allowing me to be your voice and represent you!

House Chamber Sessions convene every Monday at 4 p.m. and Thursday at 9 a.m. Please contact my office, 615-741-2192 and speak with Grace, my assistant, to schedule any capitol visits. I have hopes you will visit and take advantage of the wonderful opportunity to watch the three separate branches of government at work by joining me for a day on the Hill, Nashville that is.

“Government is not the answer to our greatest challenges. Governments role is to protect our rights, and our liberty, and our freedom. I believe in a limited government that provides unlimited opportunity for we the people to address the greatest challenges of our day.”
Governor Bill Lee Inauguration Speech Jan 19th, 2019

One of my passions for students in our classrooms who do not necessarily want four years of post education direction, is Vocational Tech School.  Students can learn a trade in High School and are skilled and ready for a good paying job as soon as their diplomas are issued. School Administrator Clint Satterfield invited Senator Haile and I to visit Trousdale County where they have a great vocational template already in gear.

The Senator and I, who both serve on the main education committee, had the opportunity to listen and interact with students, principals, and teachers. It was wonderful see vocational education in action from the classes offered to Junior and Seniors taking duel enrollment with pathways to Hartsville Technical College (TCAT).

We concluded our visit with Mae Perry, Director of the Hartsville TCAT. Hats off to the visionaries in Trousdale who have made this such a successful way forward towards graduation and employment through courses such as Industrial Maintenance, Certified Nursing, Robotics, and Business Administration. How cool is that to graduate high school and have a certified license with a good paying job, in rural Tennessee! That most definitely is a win for all!.

I am excited to work with our new Governor to ensure our high schools have the resources needed to duplicate the Trousdale Template throughout our great state. Not all counties have the added blessing of a TCAT close by like Trousdale County, but with local businesses encouraged to invest in our students, it can only be a plus for them for future employees trained to their liking. Indeed, we are going from good to great! Believe in Tennessee! 

Currently I am working on my legislative package and have until the middle of next month to complete it and have those bills filed. Thank you for this amazing privilege you afford me, to work hard for you, with work worth doing!.

Terri Lynn Weaver

Greetings and Grace to you.

I am truly humbled and I am greatly thankful for your overwhelming confidence to continue representing you in Nashville. Working hard for you is work worth doing and again I thank you for the honor to serve you.

Since you elected me in 2008, serving House District 40 is one I take very seriously. Indeed these are the times that “try men souls” so it is vital you have a voice that reflects your concerns and solutions to the issues we face in our great state of Tennessee. You have a representative that mirrors your principles, values and beliefs. I listen to you and see you where you live, work, play and raise your family. Whether being available to you through my Friday Coffee Conversations, community events, at church or at the grocery store I know the district heartbeat of those whom I represent. 

Pressing forward while remaining faithful to our values, such as limited government, living within the means of state budget, protecting our Constitution, State Sovereignty, and traditional family values is paramount to me and keeps me fired up in this call to work for you. Sponsoring legislation that continues to make Tennessee a shining light for other states to see has been and will remain my mission statement to you.

Soon the gavel will drop and the 110th General Assembly will be in session. But prior to that  second Tuesday in January, now is a time much thought and prayer is poured over the key issues your State Representative will herald as a prime sponsor. With the many relevant concerns of Federal overreach in Healthcare, immigration, education, EPA regulations, and the much needed reform of entitlements, it is the states that can resist unconstitutional acts and protect liberty. It is the states that will make the difference and get this great nation back on track.

In closing I leave you with the words of President James Madison at his Inaugural Address on March 4, 1809:

“ We have all been encouraged to feel in the guardianship and guidance of that Almighty Being, whose power regulates the destiny of nations.”

Terri Lynn

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State Representative
Terri Lynn Weaver
Terri Lynn Weaver

State Representative
40th District