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Rep. John Holsclaw appointed to subcommittee chair

John Thompson • Updated Jan 12, 2018 at 7:02 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Rep. John Holsclaw has been appointed chairman of the Business and Utilities Subcommittee. The appointment was announced this week by House Speaker Beth Harwell.

Holsclaw represents the 4th District, which includes all of Unicoi County and the western half of Carter County. Holsclaw is now beginning his fourth year of representing the district. He is a member of the Business and Utilities Committee.

The committee considers legislative initiatives related to utilities, communications, and legislations impacting trade. It also reviews the rules and regulations for all licensed professionals, businesses and organizations.

“I am honored to receive this appointment from Speaker Harwell and to serve as chairman of the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee,” Holsclaw said. “Together with my committee colleagues, I know we will further our work supporting community development across our state this year.”

Harwell praised Holsclaw after selecting him for the leadership position. “Rep. Holsclaw has demonstrated his leadership during his service as a member of the House Business and Utilities Committee and the General Assembly. … We are fortunate to have him, and his knowledge and experience will benefit this important committee.”

In private life, Holsclaw is a small businessman who owns the Jeweler’s Bench, 104 Broad St.

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