Ron Ramsey served as Tennessee’s senate speaker and lieutenant governor from 2007 to 2017. He was a member of the Tennessee General Assembly for 24 years, serving two terms as a state representative from the 1st District and four terms as a state senator from the 4th District. During his legislative career, Ron spearheaded landmark education reforms leading to Tennessee’s status as the most-improved state in the nation in K-12 education. He also led the way on several pro-business initiatives, including tort reform, workers’ compensation reform, and reform of the state’s unemployment insurance system. Ron is the founder of Ron Ramsey & Associates, a real estate and auction company licensed in Tennessee and Virginia. He is a current member and former president of the Bristol Tennessee/Virginia Association of Realtors, and is a member of the Farm Credit Association Advisory Board.