At this moment, Tennessee Speaker of the House Jimmy Naifeh(D) is now the longest consecutive serving State House Speaker in the country. This is because Delaware Speaker Terry Spence(R) was defeated Tuesday. He had been Delawares Speaker since 1988 but he was washed out in the democrat tidal wave. If Naifeh is unsuccessfull in recruiting a GOPer like Kent Williams to support him. Then Kentucky State House Speaker Jody Richards(D) will become the longest consecutive serving Speaker in January.