“The efficiency of trains is unrivaled, with one train being able to carry the freight of hundreds of trucks. While this efficiency is key for businesses getting their goods to market, it also benefits Nashville’s drivers—taking trucks of the roads and cutting down on congestion.”

Jimmy Matlock is the Chair of the House Transportation Committee. He also serves on the House Calendar & Rules Committee, House Insurance and Banking Committee and the House Transportation Subcommittee. He has been a House member since 2006.

Matlock’s community involvement includes the Loudon County Habitat for Humanity Capital Campaign, Tellico Reservoir Development Agency, Eaton Crossroads Ruritan Club, Chamber of Commerce for London, McMinn, Monroe & Blount, and Barnabus Ministries.


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