Mike Stewart (politician)
|Michael G. Stewart|
|Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 52nd district
2009 – Present
January 30, 1965 |
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
|Alma mater||University of Pennsylvania
University of Tennessee
Mike Stewart is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 52nd district. Stewart is currently the Chair of the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus and a prominent leader of the House Democrats.
Before his election to the House, Stewart served in the Army, first in Korea, where he was awarded the Eighth Army Distinguished Leader Award, and later in Operation Desert Storm. Following Desert Storm, Stewart attended the University of Tennessee Law School, where he graduated cum laude in 1994. Stewart and his wife Ruth then moved to the East Nashville neighborhood of Lockeland Springs in order for Stewart to begin his legal career; Stewart was elected President of the Lockeland Springs Neighborhood Association in 1998.[self-published source]
Career in the House
First elected to the State House in 2008 to represent District 52, Stewart has served on the Criminal Justice, Ethics, Government Operations, and Rules Committees, and he made headlines when he brought an AR-15 assault rifle, which he had legally purchased without a background check, into a committee meeting to make a statement about gun safety legislation.
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