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Art SwannREPRepublican State Senator, District 2
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Arthur "Art" Morton Swann (born October 17, 1952) is an American politician who is a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate, representing the 2nd district since December 1, 2017. Prior to being appointed to the state senate to replace Doug Overbey, Swann served in the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 8th District both Blount County and part of Sevier County in East Tennessee.Swann was one of twenty-four members of the Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus who signed a letter in support of President Donald Trump's effort to contest the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential election. This letter signed by Swann "cites "irregularities" in Michigan, Georgia, Nevada and Pennsylvania" despite international observers from the Organization of American States stating that OAS observers witnessed no instances of fraud or voting irregularities in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.Swann is a former Director of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority and was formerly elected as a Blount County Commissioner from 1978 to 1982. On January 9, 2024, Swann announced that he would retire from the Senate, and not seek re-election.

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Education3 - 3 of 1
University of Tennessee at Martin
BS Political Science
1975
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Senator
Tennessee State Senate
2017 - Current
Representative
Tennessee State House of Representatives
2010 - 2017
Representative
Tennessee State House of Representatives
1985 - 1988
Former President
Cherokee Lumber Company
Representative
Forest Product
Other Experience1 - 20 of 20
Commissioner
Blount County
1978 - 1982
Board Member
Nine Counties One Vision
Former Chair
Blount County Republican Party
Former Director
Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority
Former Director
Maryville Alcoa Home Builders Association
Former Member
Tennessee Private Industry Council
Former Vice Chair
Smoky Mountain Visitors Bureau
Former Vice President
Student Government at University of Tennessee at Martin
Member
Blount County Chamber of Commerce
Member
Building and Grounds Committee, Maryville College
Member
Blount County Community Action Agency Board of Directors
Member
Overlook Mental Health, Board of Directors
Member
Blount County Republican Party Executive Committee
Director
Metropolitian Knoxville Airport Authority
Former Chair
Business and Utilities Subcommittee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former First Vice Chair
Transportation and Safety Committee, Tennessee State Senate
Former Member
Judiciary Committee, Tennessee State Senate
Former Member
Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Business and Utilities Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives