House Speaker excuses Lundberg for military service

Published 9:15 am Thursday, March 31, 2016

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NASHVILLE – Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) announced Wednesday that she would be excusing Representative Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol) for the remainder of session due to his required military service. Rep. Lundberg serves as a Captain in the United States Navy Reserve, and has been called to active duty to serve in the Pentagon in an advisory role.
“It has been an honor to serve the people of the 1st Legislative District,” said Lundberg. “Now I must honor a commitment I made to the United States Navy, which will take me away from my legislative duties until early June. In the interim, my legislative office will continue to assist constituents with their needs within state government.”
Lundberg has been called to active duty to serve as an advisor in the office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this role, he will be involved in various briefings and provide support to the National Military Command Center, Crisis Management Teams, Office of the Secretary of Defense, Combatant Commanders and interagency partners.
“I believe it speaks volumes of Rep. Lundberg that he has been called to active duty to fill this role with the Joint Chiefs of Staff,” said Speaker Harwell. “Jon has a heart for service. As he has served House District 1 for the last decade, he has also remained in the United States Navy Reserve, serving his country. This appointment is a continuation of his service to this state and country, and is a tremendous honor. I am proud to call Rep. Lundberg a member of this body.”
Lundberg will depart Tennessee today and return in early June. He will be officially excused by the Speaker from the last few weeks of the legislative session. Lundberg’s legislative office will remain active, and any constituents needing assistance with state government will continue to be served.
Lundberg serves at the representative for the Tennessee House District 1 which covers a portion of Sullivan County. Earlier this month, Lundberg announced he would seek election this Fall to the Tennessee Senate District 4 seat. That seat is currently held by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who announced earlier this month he will retire from the Tennessee General Assembly at the end of this term.

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