My name is William Lamberth and I am honored to serve as your State Representative for the 44th District. To understand who I am and what I believe in, you have to know what it's like to grow up on a farm. Each day when the sun rises, you know it's a blessing from God. You get up, get dressed, grab a bite to eat, and go to work. Just like in every small business, there is no one watching over your shoulder or driving you to work harder. If you don't do the work, the bills don't get paid.
My parents taught me to take every step with a purpose and from an early age entrusted me with responsibilities far beyond my years. Most of us know what it is like to chase the sun across the sky and always have more left to do at the end of the day when it sets. When you grow up the way I did, you learn a sense of urgency that today is the only day to do the job because tomorrow will bring new challenges and obstacles to address.
After graduating from Portland High School, I obtained my Bachelor.s degree from the University of Tennessee. Following my time at UT, I decided to pursue a law degree in order to have the tools needed to spend my life protecting and fighting for a better Tennessee. Since graduating with my Juris Doctor in 2004 from the College of William and Mary, I have devoted my career in law to ensuring that justice is served in a firm, but fair way. Through my work as an Assistant District Attorney and now in private practice, I have endeavored to help develop a safer and stronger community for us all.
In 2012, I ran for and was elected State Representative. I ran because I believe in low taxes, small government, and traditional family values. I know that small businesses are the backbone of our economy. The money you earn through your hard work belongs in YOUR pocket and nowhere else. Government intervention in our daily lives should be as minor as possible. These values are at the core of who I am and I will always hold true to them as I serve you.
In my view, a community is not simply a group of people who live near each other; a community is a family. My dedication to the people of this district as State Representative stems directly from this idea and is the reason I work every single day to ensure our community has a conservative voice in the state legislature. Since being elected, I have been a strong advocate for creating an environment in our state where businesses continue to grow and thrive, a steadfast defender of the unborn, and a resolute protector of our 2nd Amendment right to bear arms. In addition, I have championed legislation to impose stricter penalties for those who commit the most heinous of crimes, while at the same time fully supporting the broad utilization of rehabilitation programs for those who sincerely seek to reform their lives by rejoining society in a positive way.
As a fifth generation Sumner County resident, my roots run deep into the soil of our community and today I am more proud than ever to call our district and the great state of Tennessee home. Working as a team, we can ensure the success of District 44 and the prosperity of our children, our grandchildren, and many generations to come. I humbly ask for your continued support as we learn and grow together. Join with me in this effort, and I know we can all accomplish amazing things. Thank you for allowing me the extraordinary privilege to serve you.