Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, 1978.
Real estate broker/auctioneer. Member District 1 Tennessee House of Representatives, 1993—1997. Member District 2 Tennessee State Senate, since 1997, speaker, since 2007.
Lieutenant governor State of Tennessee, Nashville, since 2007. Member advisory board Farm Credit Association.
It is the person’s choice to be saved and one can fall from grace by not following God therefore losing salvation.
When peaceful alternatives to resolve the conflict failed, the use of force may be the only option to check aggression or genocide.
Member Elizabeth Chapel United Methodist Church. Member of Blountville Business Association (past president), Bristol Tennessee-VA Association Realtors.