House elects Sexton as Speaker in special session

By Updated: August 23, 2019 3:54 PM CT | Published: August 23, 2019 10:35 AM CT

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly elected Republican Cameron Sexton as Speaker Friday, attempting to reverse months of upheaval caused by a racist and sexist texting scandal surrounding former Speaker Glen Casada.

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Cameron Sexton Karen Camper Tennessee Legislature
Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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