Press Release from Tennessee House of 10th District Representative Rick Eldridge:
Conservative Rick Eldridge has announced his intention to seek another term in the Tennessee
House of Representatives. First elected in 2018, Representative Eldridge will run in the
Republican Primary on August 4.
“I’m running for State Representative to put my three decades of small business experience to
work for East Tennesseans,” said Eldridge. He voted for economic policies that resulted in
Tennessee being rated the most fiscally sound state in the country. Tennessee has the lowest debt
of any state, the best public pension system, and some of the lowest taxes in the U.S.
“Tennesseans know how to live within our means. We have a strong economy and people
continue moving to our state. I want to keep it this way by standing up against Washington-style
economic policies,” remarked Eldridge.
Eldridge is passionate about schools. He voted to increase state funding for education and raise
teacher pay. He believes parents should have a strong voice in their child’s education. Eldridge
received an award from U.S. Term Limits for his support of congressional term limits.
He is prolife and supports the Second Amendment.
Eldridge owned and operated Cumberland Glass Company for 33 years. As a small business
owner, he learned the value of hard work, how to balance a budget, and the negative impact of
burdensome government regulations on small businesses. Eldridge has been active in our
community for decades. He has served on the Board of Equalization, the EMS board, and the
Lakeway Center board. A strong supporter of our brave law enforcement officers, Eldridge is an
associate member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He served two terms on the Hamblen County
Commission prior to his election as State Representative.
Eldridge moved to Morristown with his mother and stepfather at age nine. He graduated from
Morristown-Hamblen East High School and earned his A.S degree from Walters State. Rick and
Peggy have been married 41 years and are the parents of Christina and Joshua. They have seven
grandchildren and are expecting their first great-grandchild soon.
Eldridge is a candidate in the newly redrawn House District 10. The district encompasses all of
Grainger County and the western parts of Hamblen County, including the City of Morristown.
“I’ll work with my East Tennessee colleagues to represent everyone in Grainger and Hamblen
counties. I’d be honored by your vote,” stated Eldridge.