Biography

Jeremy Faison was elected State Representative in 2010, representing District 11, which includes parts of Greene and Jefferson Counties, and all of Cocke County. His commitment to the conservative principles of smaller government, individual freedom, and personal responsibility are reflected in his voting record.

Raised the son of minister, Jeremy was brought up with a devout faith in God and developed a heart for helping others. Throughout his life, he has been on several mission trips to foreign countries. He also leads weekly worship at Crossroads Community Church in Newport. Jeremy and wife Miriam have five children: Beka, Gage, Regan, Asher, and Tucker.

Working on a farm as a young boy, Jeremy learned a strong work ethic, which continues to this day. He and Miriam own Rocky Top Pest & Wildlife Control in Newport. As a small business owner, he has created jobs. As a representative, he voted to cut red tape to save and create jobs right here in District 11. For his hard work, he has been endorsed by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), the nation’s largest small business association.

Born in Georgia, Jeremy moved several times as a young man. Having relatives in East Tennessee and visiting here in the summers, he chose Cosby, Tennessee to settle down and raise his family. He is passionate about keeping the mountains and streams of East Tennessee clean for future generations. He has worked hard to clean up the Pigeon River. Jeremy is also an avid hunter and fisherman. He is a member of the NRA and was awarded “Legislative Master of the Hunt” by the Tennessee Hunters Alliance for his work on hunting legislation.