(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), December 22, 2015 – Senate State and Local Government Committee Chairman Ken Yager (R-Kingston) has received the National Secretaries of State’s (NASS) Medallion award for promoting voter participation through ballot integrity and voter confidence in the election process. The award was presented to Yager in Roane County recently by Secretary of State Tre Hargett who is a member of the Association.
“Sen. Yager has built a reputation of sponsoring legislation that ensures fair and impartial elections,” said Secretary Hargett. “As Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, his efforts have made significant contributions to a successful election process in Tennessee.”
The State and Local Government Committee is responsible for reviewing any legislation pertaining to elections in Tennessee.
The NASS Medallion Award allows individual Secretaries of State to honor individuals, groups or organizations with an established record of promoting the goals of the organizations in several areas, including elections with special emphasis on voter education and participation.
“I am humbled to receive this award and appreciate Secretary Hargett and the NASS for this recognition,” said Senator Yager. “Nothing is more important to our democratic form of government than fair and impartial elections and increasing our level of voter turnout. I look forward to continuing to work with Secretary Hargett to improve Tennessee’s election process.”