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State Representative John Gillespie has received his committee assignments for his
second term in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was named Vice
Chairman of the House Criminal Justice Committee. Gillespie will also serve on the
Education Administration Committee and the Health Committee.

“I’m excited about my committee assignments, particularly the opportunity to serve
as Vice Chairman of the Criminal Justice Committee,” Gillespie said. “I focused my re-election campaign on fighting violent crime in our community. I believe this new
position will allow me to take the lead in working to reduce crime in Memphis,”
Gillespie 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
began his career in banking and finance starting as a customer service
representative at a local bank before working his way up to the mortgage division at
another Memphis financial institution. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal

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