U.S. Rep.-elect Dr. Mark Green (R-TN-07) was unanimously elected president of the Republican Freshman Class Tuesday night, he announced in a statement.
Thirty members-elect for the 116th Congress selected Green to lead the class.
“I’m honored to be elected by this distinguished group of colleagues as president of the Freshman Class,” said Congressman-elect Green. “I ran for Congress to take our successful leadership in Tennessee to Congress, and am excited to be able to lead the freshman class.”
I’m honored to be elected by this distinguished group of colleagues as president of the Freshman Class. I ran for Congress to take our successful leadership in Tennessee to Congress, and am excited to be able to lead the freshman class.https://t.co/RB660lVbcm
— Mark E. Green MD (@DrMarkGreen4TN) November 28, 2018
U.S. Rep.-elect Tim Burchett (R-TN-02) said, “Mark is a veteran and served our state as a leader in the legislature. As new members of Congress, we need someone advocating for us who understands the process. That’s why I was honored to nominate Mark to be our freshman class president.”
Entering a Democrat controlled House, Green previously said he will “look for areas of commonality” with Democrats to conduct business, Brentwood Home Page said.
Green has served as Tennessee state senator for the 22nd District for Stewart/Houston/Montgomery counties. Last week he announced his resignation as state senator effective Jan. 3, 2019 to assume the Congressional seat he won in the Nov. 6 election. That seat was previously held by Marsha Blackburn, who won the U.S. Senate race.
In his resignation letter to Gov. Bill Haslam, Green wrote, “Serving the people of this district for the last six years has been a privilege and an honor, and I am proud to have worked on their behalf. I also appreciate the opportunity to serve alongside the dedicated members and staff of the Tennessee General Assembly. Further, working with you, Crissy, and the administration has been a joy. I will cherish the friendships formed in this service for my entire lifetime.”
Once Green resigns his Senate seat, the Montgomery County Commission will appoint a senator to serve until a special election is held.
“Once Mark Green officially resigns, the Governor will sign and issue a Writ of Elections. Once that is signed, our election timeline begins,” Montgomery County Administrator of Elections Elizabeth Black told ClarksvilleNow.com. “We will have between 55-60 days to hold a primary and 100-107 days to hold a general election for that position from the date the Writ is signed.”
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