House Majority Whip Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg) today named State Representative Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro) to fill one of three Deputy Whip positions within the Tennessee House Republican Caucus.
Baum joins State Representative Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville), and State Representative Chris Hurt (R-Halls) as Deputy Whips for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly.
"It is a great honor to be named Deputy Whip by Representative Tillis," said Representative Baum. "I appreciate the trust he has placed in me to fulfill the important duties that come with this position, and I am eager to get to work."
"Charlie Baum is one of the leaders of our distinguished class of freshman Republican lawmakers," said Representative Tillis. "I appreciate his willingness to serve in this capacity, and his efforts will support our fight to uphold Tennessee's values."
In his role as Deputy Whip, Baum will assist in counting votes, as well as communicating with members about the Republican supermajority's position on issues or legislative initiatives of great importance to our caucus. He will support Tillis, who has already done an incredible job as the fourth ranking officer within the House Republican Caucus in just his first few months in this leadership position.
"Representative Tillis has demonstrated strong leadership skills as our House Majority Whip, and he will serve as a great mentor for Representative Baum," said Tennessee House Speaker Glen Casada (R-Franklin). "I appreciate his dedication and passion for serving our caucus and our state, and I know he, Representative Baum, and our other deputies will form an exceptional and effective team."
Charlie Baum serves as Deputy Whip for the 111th Tennessee General Assembly. Baum is also a member of the House Education, and the House Finance, Ways, & Means Committees, as well as the House Curriculum, Testing, & Innovation Subcommittees. He lives in Murfreesboro and represents Tennessee House District 37, which includes a portion of Rutherford County.
Baum can be reached by email at: Rep.Charlie.Baum@capitol.tn.gov or by calling (615) 741-6849.