|Born||July 10, 1958
Dallas, Texas, USA
|Alma mater||University of Dayton|
|Political party||Republican Party|
Rick Womick (born 1958) is an American politician. He serves as the Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 34th district, encompassing part of Rutherford County, Tennessee.
He is chairman of the Rutherford County Republican Party. Since 2010, he has served as state congressman for the 34th district of Tennessee. He is Vice-Chair of the House Civil Justice Committee, and a member of the House Consumer and Human Resources Committee and the House Civil Justice Subcommittee. He has made anti-Muslim remarks, suggesting all Muslims serving in the United States Army should be removed.
In November 2014, Womick introduced HB002, a bill that would require abortion providers to show a woman an ultrasound image of her fetus. If the woman declines to do so, the provider would be required to verbally describe the fetus, let the woman hear the heartbeat and provide the woman with an image of the ultrasound. The bill would also require a waiting period of at least 24 hours before getting the abortion. According to Womick, the bill is "about protecting the emotional and physical health of a woman."
He is involved with the Boy Scouts of America, where he is an Eagle Scout. He is also a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, the Air Force Association, the Allied Pilots Association, Focus on the Family, the Tennessee Right to Life, the Tennessee Eagle Forum, and the World Taekwondo Federation.
- Tennessee House of Representatives biography
- Official website
- Rutherford GOP
- Rick Womick: Tennessee Lawmaker Calls Allah A 'False God,' Warns Of Muslim Immigrant 'Population Jihad', The Huffington Post, November 16, 2011
- Aliyah Shahid, Rick Womick, GOP Tennessee state rep: All Muslims serving in the U.S. military should be removed, VIDEO, Daily News, November 15, 2011
- Cannon, Chris, "First Bill Introduced That Would Change Abortion Laws In Tennessee", News Channel 5, Nashville, TN, November 14, 2014, Retrieved November 22, 2014
- Alan Frio, State rep. asks county clerks to ignore Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, WSMV-TV, July 28, 2015