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July 28, 2010

Maddox Elected Vice President of NCSL

Tennessee representative poised to become organization's president in three years.

Louisville, KY. – Tennessee Representative Mark Maddox was elected vice president of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), a bipartisan organization that serves the nation’s 7,382 state lawmakers. He took office at NCSL's Legislative Summit in Louisville, Ky., on Wednesday.

Representative Maddox will serve one year in the position, ascend to president-elect the following year and then become president. Maddox has been actively involved in NCSL for 12 years.

As the voice of state legislatures within our nation’s federal system of government, NCSL is poised to tackle many challenges in the next few years.

“Being selected to serve my colleagues across the nation as vice president of NCSL is a great honor,” Representative Maddox said. “Our organization does important work for every citizen in each of our districts. I’m grateful for the opportunity.”

Representative Maddox, a Democrat, is the House Minority Whip in the Tennessee House. He is in his sixth term from Tennessee’s 76th House district. He is co-chair of the Broadband Task Force and a member of the Finance, Ways and Means, Education, House Ethics, House Rules and several other committees.

In addition to serving on NCSL’s 60-member Executive Committee, Representative Maddox has been involved with NCSL since 1998. He is currently the co-chair of the Standing Committees Steering Committee.

Representative Maddox and his wife, Kerri, live in Dresden, Tenn., with their three children.

NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the states, commonwealths and territories. It provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues and is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of the states in the American federal system.