Gus Lusk “Tre” Hargett III is a politician from Tennessee, United States. He is a Southern Baptist.
Hargett was born in Ripley, Lauderdale County, Tennessee to Gus L. Hargett Jr. and Pat Vaughan. Here are 13 more things about Tre:
- He earned his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in business administration from the University of Memphis in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.
- From 1996 to 2006, he served in the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 97, which includes Barlett and Memphis. His father served as the 74th adjutant general of Tennessee from August 2002 to December 2009.
- In 2007, he was nominated to the position of Tennessee Regulatory Authority (TRA) chairman.
- From February 2008 to January 2009, he served as the TRA chairman.
- On January 15, 2009, he assumed office as the secretary of state of Tennessee.
- In 2013, he was reelected as the secretary of state of Tennessee.
- In 2017, he was reelected as the secretary of state of Tennessee. That year, he said he was in favor of keeping inside the Tennessee State Capitol the bust of Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan’s first grand wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest.
- In 2019, he supported legislation that would make it possible to fine voter registration groups that submitted incomplete voter registrations.
- In 2020, he opposed allowing voters who fear catching or spreading the new coronavirus (COVID-19) to vote by mail in the elections that year but a state judge overruled his position.
- In 2021, he was reelected as the secretary of state of Tennessee.
- On June 18, 2022, he was arrested for driving under the influence after leaving the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Coffee County, Tennessee. He was with a passenger named Brian Shank. He was booked into the Coffee County Jail in Manchester and released after posting $2,000 bail.
- On October 13, 2022, he appeared in the Coffee County courtroom and pleaded guilty for first offense of DUI. He paid a $350 fine and had his driver’s license restricted for a year.
- He was 53 years old when he pleaded guilty on October 13, 2022 to driving drunk in a state-issued car. On October 29, 2022, he attended the annual Fall Picnic of the DeKalb County Republican Party at the DeKalb County Complex in Smithville, DeKalb County, Tennessee.