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State Representative John Gillespie has been accepted into the 2022 GOPAC Class of
Emerging Leaders. GOPAC, founded in 1978, focuses on electing and educating
Republican leaders. Gillespie was nominated for the class by House Speaker
Cameron Sexton.

“John Gillespie is one of our emerging leaders in only his first-term serving in the
Tennessee General Assembly,” said Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville). “He is
very deserving of this nomination, and the knowledge and experience he gains from
this informative GOPAC event will benefit him and our entire legislative body.”

The Emerging Leaders Summit is a three-day conference in Santa Barbara,
California late this June. Gillespie has received a full scholarship to cover all costs
associated with the summit. While attending, Gillespie will learn more about
advancing the personal and economic security of Americans.

“I’m honored to be invited to participate in the GOPAC Class of Emerging Leaders,”
Gillespie said. “I’m grateful to Speaker Sexton for nominating me to attend this
prestigious conference. I look forward to attending and learning more about new
ideas to grow the economy and improve life for every American,” remarked

A graduate of High Point University, Gillespie is a native Memphian. He supports the
mission of a local senior living facility by serving as Grant Coordinator. Gillespie is a
member of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

Representative Gillespie was elected to the District 97 seat in the House of
Representatives in 2020. The district includes much of East Memphis and part of
Cordova. More information about Gillespie may be found by visiting