OFFICERS

OFFICERS

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PRESTON GEORGE

Governor

Middle Tennessee State University

Class of 2023, Masters in Business Management with a concentration in Organizational Leadership

Hometown: Mount Juliet, Tennessee

 

Preston served as the Deputy Attorney General for the 50th General Assembly, the Lieutenant Governor for the 51st General Assembly & 52nd General Assembly. He is the first Lieutenant Governor to serve back-to-back terms in TISL history. This will be his 5th year at TISL.

 

During his Undergrad, Middle Tennessee State University, Preston served as the Attorney General of his Student Government Association. He also served as the chairman of the Student Conduct Board that hears code of conduct violations for students. Preston served on many university committees including academic misconduct, traffic, grading appeals, and the student fee assessment committee. Preston was also the chairman of the Student Advisory Council for MTSU’s General Education Redesign. Preston is the Chairman of the Tennessee College Republicans.

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PAIGE FOSTER

Secretary of State

University of Memphis
Class of 2024, Finance with a Minor in Business Information Technology
Hometown: Collierville, TN

 

Paige Foster will be serving as the Secretary of State for the 53rd General Assembly. This will be her second year at TISL and first year on the Executive Council. Paige previously served as the Deputy Secretary of State at the 52nd General Assembly. 

At the University of Memphis, Paige is in the Helen Hardin Honors College along with the honor society for first-generation students, Alpha Alpha Alpha. She is also an Associate Justice for the Student Government Association, serves on the Student Ambassador Board that functions as a liaison between the President’s office and the school’s alumni, and is a part of a handful of other organizations. 

Once Paige obtains her bachelor's at the University of Memphis, she plans to further her education and get a master’s degree in business or finance. 

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MADISON WALLACE

Attorney General

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Class of 2023, English major with a Political Science minor
Hometown: Dover, TN

 

Madison will be serving as the Attorney General for the 53rd General Assembly. This will be her second year at TISL, having previously served as Associate Justice of the Court.
 
At the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Madison serves as the Vice President of the Pre-Law Society and Vice Chair of the Procedures Committee for her Student Government Association. Outside of school she has worked on multiple political campaigns varying from the local to state level. Last summer she also worked as a Policy Intern for a U.S. Congressman in Washington, D.C.
 
Upon earning her undergraduate degree, she plans to attend law school. She sees herself utilizing her law degree to influence policy as a lobbyist, and as an attorney.

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BRANDON NEWELL

Lt. Governor and Speaker of the Senate

Lee University, Cleveland
Class of 2023, Public Administration and Business Administration
Hometown: Dayton, TN

Brandon will serve as the Lieutenant Governor for the 53rd General Assembly. Brandon served as Chief Clerk of the Senate in the 52nd General Assembly. This will be his third year at TISL and his first year on the Executive Council.

At Lee University, Brandon serves as the Vice President of the Pi Sigma Alpha political science honor society, where he plans and executes events for the department. He also serves as President of the Lee University College Republicans and the Secretary of the Tennessee College Republicans. 

Upon graduation, Brandon plans to work in Washington, D.C. with a Member of Congress and pursue a masters degree in public policy.
 

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BRAXTON WESTBROOK

Speaker Pro Tem of the Senate

Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville
Class of 2024, B.S. in Computer Science conc. Cybersecurity; B.S. in Political Science
Hometown: Johnson City, TN

Braxton will be serving as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate for the 53rd General Assembly. He previously served as a Senator during the 52nd General Assembly and as Lobbyist for Organized Labor during the 50th General Assembly. This will be his third year at TISL and his first year on the Executive Council.

At Tennessee Technological University, Braxton serves as the Executive Judicial Liaison in the Student Government Association, having been in the role for the past two years. He is also the President of the Associated Scholars’ Guild, the Secretary of the Association for Computing Machinery, and a representative on the Tech Honors Council. Braxton has served on many university and student-run committees, including the Academic Council, the IT Committee, the Curriculum Committee, and others.

Upon graduation, Braxton plans to get his Masters in Computer Science. He then plans to work for the United States Department of Defense.

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KEIDRON TURNER

Speaker of the House

Belmont University

Class of 2023, Politics and Public Law with a Minor in Philosophy

Hometown: Pulaski, TN

 

Keidron will be serving as Speaker of the House for the 53rd General Assembly. This will be his fourth year at TISL, and his first year serving on the Executive Council. In previous General Assembly sessions, Keidron has served as a reporter for the TISL Times, a Representative for the Belmont University delegation, Sergeant at Arms, and Chairman of State and Local Government II Committee.

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KEATON DICAPO

Speaker Pro Tem of the House

Rhodes College, Memphis
Class of 2024, Political Economy with a Minor in Creative Writing
Hometown: Denham Springs, Louisiana

 

Keaton will be serving as Speaker Pro Tempore of the House for the 53rd General Assembly, which will be his second year at TISL, and his first year serving on the Executive Council. Keaton was a Representative for the Rhodes College delegation for the 52nd General Assembly.

At Rhodes College, Keaton was previously on the Rhodes Activities Board, and now serves in leadership for The Sou’wester, which is the Rhodes student newspaper, as well as for his fraternity, the Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Nu. During his free time, Keaton enjoys numerous activities, such as writing short stories, playing the guitar, or listening to podcasts about politics and history.

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JULAN STRANAHAN

Lobbying Director

University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Class of 2023, English Rhetoric and Professional Writing and minoring in Women Gender and Sexuality
Hometown: Lebanon, TN

 

Julia will be serving as Lobbying Director for the 53rd General Assembly. This will be her third year at TISL, having previously served as Lobbying Director in 2021 and a Lobbyist/AMC3 Magistrate in 2020.
 
At UTC, she serves as an Orientation Leader/Student Ambassador while also serving on the UTC Honor Court and Student Conduct Board. Outside of college, she serves as the Social Media Director for a non-profit she co-founded, Catherine’s Orchestra For All.
 
Once she graduates, Julia plans to continue her work with Catherine’s Orchestra in Nashville. Her career plans are to work in government as a lobbyist or political speechwriter.

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CHLOE PHILPOT

Chief Justice

East Tennessee State University

Class of 2023, English Major with minors in Philosophy and Legal Studies

Hometown: Estill Springs, TN

 

Chloe will be serving as the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Intercollegiate Supreme Court for the 53rd General Assembly.  This will be her third year at TISL and her first year serving on the Executive Council. Chloe previously served as an Associate Justice on the Supreme Court during the 52nd General Assembly and as a magistrate for the court during the 51st General Assembly. 

 

At East Tennessee State University, Chloe is an Associate Justice on the Student Government Assosiation’s Supreme Court and the President of the Creative Writing Society. Outside of college, she is a poet and spoken word artist with Southern Word in Nashville. 

 

After college, Chloe plans to attend law school and is currently interested in studying National Security or Criminal Law.