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Cameron Sexton

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The new speaker of the Tennessee House is making the case that he is different from his predecessor.

In an interview with WPLN, Crossville Republican Cameron Sexton said he wants to create an environment where members welcome different opinions.

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Crossville Republican Cameron Sexton has been elected speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives at a special session this morning. 

Sexton, who has been in the legislature for nine years, was elected unanimously. Ninety-four lawmakers voted in favor, with two voting present.

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The man set to become the next Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives defended the role of state government in reversing local ordinances.

In a recent interview with WPLN, Crossville Republican Cameron Sexton said overriding municipalities is sometimes necessary — especially if the law could be seen as going against the state constitution.

David Byrd
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Presumed Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton is asking the state’s top attorney to issue an opinion on whether an embattled lawmaker could be expelled.

The request is related to an effort to kick out Rep. David Byrd, R-Waynesboro, who has been accused by three women of sexual assault while he was their high school coach over 30 years ago.

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Tennessee lawmakers will come back to Nashville later this week to pick a new House speaker.

The election will take place during Friday’s special session, which was called with specific guidelines on what can and cannot take place.

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Followers of Tennessee state politics have a new name to focus on: Cameron Sexton.

The Crossville Republican is set to replace Glen Casada as House Speaker after a vote by the House GOP caucus last week.

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Rep. Cameron Sexton, R-Crossville, said he's not going to try push David Byrd out of the state House of Representatives.

Sexton, who won on Wednesday the Republican nomination for the House Speakership, told reporters it’s up to Byrd to decide if he wants to leave his post.

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Tennessee House Republicans have chosen Crossville Republican Cameron Sexton as their next pick for speaker.

The lawmakers held a private caucus meeting this morning to select the person likely to replace outgoing Speaker Glen Casada. After four rounds of voting, Sexton won the nomination and told reporters his first order of business will be to talk to all the members and potentially reconfigure the committees already in place. 

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Republicans in the Tennessee House of Representatives are set to elect their pick to replace Glen Casada.

Six men will try to convince fellow lawmakers Wednesday to vote for them by positioning themselves as a different kind of leader.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has officially set a date for a special session to replace embattled House Speaker Glen Casada.

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