Tennessee House GOP to meet July 24 to nominate replacement for Speaker Casada

State Rep. and Speaker of the Tennessee House Glen Casada speaks during the Hamilton County Republican Party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner at the Westin Hotel on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Chattanooga, Tenn.

NASHVILLE - Tennessee House Republican lawmakers will meet July 24 to pick a speaker nominee to succeed Rep. Glen Casada, who is resigning the chamber's No. 1 post after a GOP Caucus vote of no confidence last month.

It comes with Republican Gov. Bill Lee expected to announce as early as this week a date in mid-to-late August to call the General Assembly into special session so the House can elect Casada's replacement on the chamber floor.

Majority Leader William Lamberth, R-Portland, announced the date late Wednesday afternoon in a statement saying that "following conversations with our members over the last several days, I am calling a caucus meeting for July 24th to select a Republican nominee for speaker of the House."

Lamberth said it's "my understanding the governor will announce a date for a special session later this week, and I appreciate his willingness to do so.