Matheny and Others Removed From Leadership Roles
Rep. Judd Matheny was replaced as chairman of the Government Operations Committee, and Rep. Matthew Hill was removed a chairman of the Local Government Committee. Hill cast the deciding vote against Harwell’s measure to allow wine sales in grocery stores in 2013. The measure passed the following year. Matheny, in 2012, mulled a challenge to Harwell for speaker before deciding against it.
Rep. Rick Womick, who unsuccessfully challenged Harwell for the Republican nomination for speaker this session, is no longer vice chairman of the Civil Justice Committee.