Brooks said just as important as the position of Speaker of the House are caucus leadership positions Republicans will be seeking.
“I am asking my fellow colleagues to lend their support in my effort to become assistant majority leader,” he said in an interview Saturday. “It was an honor in the 106th General Assembly to serve as vice chair of the Republican Caucus. With the support of my colleagues, I hope to serve in the 107th General Assembly in a continued leadership role.”
He said, “This is a historic moment for the state house of Tennessee. I seek to sit at the leadership table as we work together with the majority intact and our new Republican governor for a better Tennessee.”
Brooks said this is a historic moment because of the number of Republicans and the quality of newly elected candidates sent to Nashville.
“As we all know, to whom much is given much is required. We, as majority caucus, have a tremendous and great opportunity to serve our state,” he said. “I pray that we take care in plotting the course for the next generation.”
Brooks represents the 24th District, which includes Cleveland and a portion of Bradley County. He served as assistant majority caucus chair in the 106th General Assembly. He was first elected to the House in 2006.