Sexton appoints Crossville’s Brown, Houston to Board of Judicial Conduct, State Textbook Commission

Crossville's Lee Houston (left) and Rodney Brown (right) were named to state boards by Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville).

NASHVILLE — Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville) has appointed Crossville residents Rodney Brown and Lee Houston to serve as members of two distinguished state government entities. Brown fills a vacancy on the Board of Judicial Conduct, while Houston will serve as the newest member of the State Textbook and Instructional Materials Quality Commission.  

“These two individuals are effective, committed partners and leaders within our local community,” said Sexton.” They are incredibly deserving of these opportunities, and I appreciate their desire and willingness to answer the call to serve in these distinguished positions.”

A second-generation marketer and successful small business owner at Deloy Brown Petroleum, Brown joins the 16-member Board of Judicial Conduct; this panel will investigate complaints against judges — including appellate, trial, general sessions, probate, juvenile, municipal and senior judges. They will also examine and make recommendations on issues involving claims commissioners and candidates for judicial offices.

“As a small business owner, Rodney has established relationships all across the state, and he has demonstrated his proficiencies in analyzing information and utilizing data to resolve complex issues,” said Sexton. “His attention to detail and experience as a successful communicator make him the ideal person to serve on the Board of Judicial Conduct, and I know the Board will benefit greatly from his addition.” 

Houston — meanwhile — has more than 29 years of education experience; the Tennessee Tech University graduate has most recently served as Librarian at Brown Elementary School. She has previous experience as both a teacher and coach at Homestead Elementary School. In her newly created position on the State Textbook Commission, she and members will examine and make recommendations regarding official lists of textbooks and instructional materials for approval by the State Board of Education for usage in classrooms and school libraries.    

“Lee has established herself as one of our outstanding Tennessee educators,” Sexton added. “Her passion for teaching, dedication to students, integrity, and willingness to go above and beyond to assist parents so they make informed decisions about their children’s education will enable her to be incredibly successful in this role.” 

Houston’s appointment to the Textbook Commission runs through July 20, 2025. For more information on the Board of Judicial Conduct, please click here.

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