89th rep ‘the state’s most conservative’ in House

State Rep. Justin Lafferty (R-District 89, which includes Hardin Valley) recently was named the most conservative legislator in Tennessee House of Representatives by the American Conservative Union.

“The ACU’s ratings are based on a wide range of bills that reflect a legislator’s unwavering support of initiatives throughout the 2020 legislative session that have made crucial conservative reforms and that have enhanced Tennessee’s economic prosperity,” a Lafferty office press release stated. “Lafferty received a 97 percent approval rating and boasts a 95 percent lifetime average rating.

“It is a true honor to be acknowledged by the ACU for my conservative voting record,” Lafferty said. “I will continue to reflect the views of House District 89 by supporting legislation that promotes the conservative ideals and beliefs that have helped Tennessee become a leader in the nation on all conservative fronts.”

According to its website, the ACU believes “the Constitution of the United States is the best political charter created by people for governing themselves.”

As for the entire Tennessee House and State Senate, this Conservative Union gave the General Assembly an overall conservative average of 66 percent for 2020.