|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 82nd district
|Judge of the
Gates, Tennessee Municipal Court
March 22, 1950
Brownsville, Tennessee, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Pamela Fitzhugh (?–present)|
Thomas "Tom" Fitzhugh
|Residence||Ripley, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Tennessee|
|Occupation||Businessman, judge, lawyer and politician|
|Service/branch|| U.S. Air Force
U.S. Air Force Reserve
|Years of service||1976–1980
Calvin "Craig" Fitzhugh (born March 22, 1950) is an American politician. He is a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 82nd District. He is the Minority Leader of the Tennessee House. Fitzhugh is a member of the Democratic Party.
Fitzhugh graduated from Ripley High School in 1968. He then attended the University of Tennessee where he received a B.A. in Banking and Finance in 1972. He received a Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1975 from the University of Tennessee School of Law.
Fitzhugh was a Municipal Judge for the City of Gates, Tennessee from 1990 to 1992. Fitzhugh was first elected to the Tennessee House in 1994, taking office in 1995. He has served in that position since, representing the 82nd District. Fitzhugh was elected by the Democratic caucus to serve as House Minority Leader in December 2010.
On June 4, 2007, Fitzhugh voted in favor for SB 2326 which increased the Cigarette Tax from 20 cents to 60 cents per pack. It passed the Tennessee House of Representatives 59-37.
Fitzhugh served in the United States Air Force from 1976 to 1980 and achieved the rank of Captain. He also served in the United States Air Force Reserve from 1980 to 1988 and achieved the rank of Major.
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- "Tennessee SB 2326 - Cigarette Tax Increase - Key Vote - Project Vote Smart". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- Official website
- Petition for Craig Fitzhugh to run for Governor in 2014
- Craig Fitzhugh on Facebook
- Craig Fitzhugh on Twitter
- Craig Fitzhugh's channel on YouTube