Eric Watson (politician)

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Eric Watson was a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 22nd district, encompassing Cleveland, Meigs County, Polk County, and parts of Bradley County.[1] Eric Watson was elected Sheriff of Bradley County Tennessee in August 2014.


Eric Watson was born on September 14.[1] He received a B.A. and M.A. from Andersonville Theological Seminary in Camilla, Georgia.[1] He also studied at the University of Tennessee at Martin.[1]

He worked as a sheriff but resigned in October 2011.[2][3] In November 2011, Beth Harwell appointed him to the Tennessee Criminal Justice Coordinating Council.[4]

He is a member of the National Rifle Association, Southern Gospel Music Association, and Keep America Beautiful.[1] In 2010, he received the Legislator of the Year by the County Officials Association of Tennessee.[5]

He is a Baptist, and married.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f House of Representatives webpage
  2. ^ Associated Press, 'Rep. Eric Watson resigns from sheriff's office', on, October 4, 2011 [1]
  3. ^ 'Eric Watson not resigning as Tennessee representative', in Chattanooga Times Free Press, October 5th, 2011 [2]
  4. ^ Speaker Harwell Appoints Representative Watson To Tennessee Criminal Justice Coordinating Council, The Chattanoogan, November 3, 2011 [3]
  5. ^ 'Eric Watson named Legislator of the Year', in Cleveland Daily Banner, [4]