Nashville, Tenn. — Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) was named CASA Legislator of the Year at the Tennessee Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association’s Annual Meeting on Sept. 14. Meagan Frazier, President of the Tennessee CASA Board of Directors, presented the award to Senator McNally at the event.
“Senator McNally continues to be a strong supporter of CASA programs across the state,” said Frazier. “We wanted to recognize his interest in addressing the needs of abused and neglected children.”
Senator McNally said the award was meaningful to him because he appreciates the dedicated efforts of CASA programs and their volunteers who provide a voice for children in Tennessee. He thanked Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) who had appointed him chair of Finance Ways and Means Committee, Senator Douglas Henry (D-Nashville), and Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) who were in attendance at the event.
Senator McNally represents the 5th Senatorial District including Anderson, Loudon, and Monroe Counties and part of Knox County. CASA programs within these counties include CASA Monroe (serving Monroe County), CASA of the Tennessee Heartland, Inc. (serving Anderson and Scott Counties), CASA of the 9th Judicial District (serving Roane, Morgan, and Loudon Counties), and CASA of East Tennessee (serving Blount, Hamblen, Knox, Jefferson, and Sevier Counties).
Senator McNally has served as a Senate member of the 95th through 107th General Assemblies and a House member of the 91st through 94th General Assemblies.
The Tennessee Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association is a statewide nonprofit organization that provides support to 26 local CASA programs serving 44 counties across Tennessee. Local programs provide trained volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children who come to the attention of the Tennessee juvenile courts.