Senator Stevens takes oath of office

Senator Stevens in the Senate Chamber before taking the oath with his wife, Elicia and his children Lexie and Mary Kendall

See accompanying photo of Senator Stevens in the Senate Chamber before taking the oath with his wife, Elicia and his children Lexie and Mary Kendall

(NASHVILLE), January 8, 2013 — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) took the oath of office on Tuesday in Nashville as the 108th General Assembly was gaveled into session.  The oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice William Koch during the legislature’s three-day organizational session which will end on Thursday.

Steven’s wife, Elicia joined him on the Senate floor as the oath was administered, as well as his daughters Lexie and Mary Kendall.

Stevens represents Benton, Carroll, Gibson, Henry, Obion, and Weakley Counties in Senate District 24.  He is one of eight new State Senators, which is the largest number of freshmen since 1969.

“I am honored to represent the 24th District in the State Senate,” said Senator Stevens.  “Taking the oath of office in this historic chamber is both exciting and humbling. I will work very hard to represent the people of this district and to serve as their voice in the Senate.”

Other organizational tasks that will be taken up this week include the adoption of temporary Senate rules, election of the state’s constitutional officers and election of the members of the General Assembly’s Joint Fiscal Review Committee.  The General Assembly will then recess for two weeks to allow for office assignments.

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