(NASHVILLE, TN), January 14, 2015 — State Senator Kerry Roberts (R- Springfield) took the oath of office on Tuesday in Nashville as the 109th General Assembly was gaveled into session. The oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice Holly Kirby during the legislature’s organizational session which will conclude after Saturday’s inauguration of Governor-elect Bill Haslam.
“Taking the oath of office is both an exciting and humbling experience,” said Senator Roberts. “I’m reminded of Tennessee’s rich history and the many significant issues that have been debated on this very Senate floor. I appreciate the people of Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson counties for entrusting me to represent them in our State Senate as we work to protect our freedom, educate our children, and pursue the American dream.”
Other organizational tasks that will be taken up this week include the election of the state’s constitutional officers on Wednesday. The inauguration ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th at 11:00 am on the War Memorial Plaza. The General Assembly will then take a two-week break to allow for office assignments before beginning the special session called by Governor Haslam on healthcare on February 2nd.