John Forgety

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John W. Forgety (born March 28, 1946) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 23rd district, encompassing Athens, McMinn County and part of Monroe County, Tellico Plains, Rural Vale, and Coker Creek.[1][2]


Forgety is a native of Knoxville, TN. He was a school administrator for forty years and served in the Tennessee Army National Guard for twenty years along with deploying to Iraq in 2004 to 2005.[2][3] In 2011, he was elected as a Republican Congressman for the 23rd district, a seat formerly represented by now-Senator Mike Bell.[2] Regarding education, he has said he is critical of student evaluations.[3] He is the President of the Athens chapter of the Kiwanis.[4]

He is married with two children.[1] He is a Baptist.[1] He lives in Athens, Tennessee with his wife, Faye.[2]


  1. ^ a b c House profile
  2. ^ a b c d University of Tennessee, Office of Government Relations
  3. ^ a b Andy Sher, 'Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman balks at calls to delay teacher evaluation', in Chattanooga Times Free Press, November 7th, 2011 [1]
  4. ^ Kiwanis Club of Athens, Tennessee