NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A member of the Tennessee House of Representatives has resigned after being found to have violated the workplace discrimination and harassment policy, according to House Speaker Cameron Sexton.
The House Workplace Discrimination & Harassment Subcommittee met on March 29 after getting a complaint against Rep. Scotty Campbell (R—Johnson County). Following the meeting, the committee sent a memorandum to Sexton — which News 2 has obtained — stating Campbell had violated the Tennessee General Assembly Policy on Workplace Discrimination and Harassment.
News 2’s Chris O’Brien spoke to Sexton following the release of the memorandum on Thursday, April 20.
“We just received a letter from him resigning immediately; we just accepted it,” Sexton said.
News 2 received a copy of the his resignation letter, which was sent to the legislatures at 2:18 p.m. Thursday. Campbell simply stated, “I resign from the Tennessee House of Representatives. Effective immediately.”
No further information about how Campbell violated the policy was released by the subcommittee; only that members met and found he had violated the policy after completing the staff investigation.
Late Thursday night, Campbell sent the following statement to News 2’s sister station, WJHL:
I apologize to my family, my friends, and those who misunderstood my intentions. I am honored to have been able to represent the people of Northeast Tennessee and am proud of the good things we were able to do for Tennesseans.
According to General Assembly rules and procedures, the subcommittee said no further information regarding the complaint against Campbell would be released and urged all individuals to respect the privacy of all those involved.