Press release from the Office of Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey; March 20, 2013:
NASHVILLE – Today the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association (RLGA) named Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Tennessee) to their executive committee at the association’s annual leadership meeting in Washington, D.C. The RLGA is a national organization devoted to recruiting and electing Republican candidates for office committed to a conservative approach to governance.
“I’m very pleased with the work we have accomplished in my over seven years as lieutenant governor. We have reformed education, increased economic growth and cut taxes,” stated Lt. Governor Ramsey. “I look forward to working with the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association to elect more people to the office of lieutenant governor around the country who share my commitment to less spending, more jobs and smaller government.”
Tennessee’s conservative leader, Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey is the first GOP Senate Speaker in Tennessee in 140 years and the first from Sullivan County in over 100 years. In the 2008 elections, Ramsey led Tennessee’s Republicans to a gain of three Senate seats and a solid five seat majority. Under Ramsey’s leadership in 2010, Republicans both increased their majority in the Senate and elected a Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives for the first time since 1969.
In 2012, the Ramsey Senate achieved an unprecedented 26 to 7 supermajority, a feat unmatched by either party in modern Tennessee history. Ramsey, currently serving his third term as Speaker, became the longest-serving Republican Senate Speaker in Tennessee history in 2009.
The RLGA is the only national organization committed to raising money and assisting Republicans in their campaigns for Lieutenant Governor, an office that has served as a springboard to elected positions such as Governor, U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, or appointments to the President’s Cabinet. The RLGA currently claims 30 of the 45 Lieutenant Governor offices nationwide, a record number for the organization.