NASHVILLE, Tenn.—As the official beginning of the 108th General Assembly nears, Sumner County’s entire legislative delegation today met for the first time and pledged to work together on the issues important to the citizens of Sumner County.
Senator Ferrell Haile (R—Gallatin), Representative Terri Lynn Weaver (R—Lancaster), Representative Courtney Rogers (R—Goodlettsville), and Representative William Lamberth (R—Cottontown) gathered for a roundtable discussion about the future of Sumner County and the legislative priorities for the group.
Economic development, career creation for Sumner County workers, and education initiatives topped the list for the meeting.
Weaver stated, “This was a great opportunity to get together and focus on how we can best represent Sumner County. All of us pledged our support to doing what is best for the citizens of Sumner County.”
“We have a strong group of leaders representing Sumner County in the Legislature and it makes me excited for the future of our county. We’re going to bring a lot of common sense, conservative ideas to the table that reflect the principles of our constituents,” stated Haile.
The group focused on being a resource to all constituents and local officials alike, as well as speaking with one voice on issues critical to Sumner County’s success. In order to ensure Sumner County remains at the forefront of their legislative agenda, they vowed to meet on a routine basis as a delegation.
“We’re going to do all we can to bolster job creation and help Sumner County’s local economy,” stated Rogers. “With its natural economic advantages, there is no reason Sumner County shouldn’t be leading the way in a number of areas. I believe today’s meeting with help that cause.”
Lamberth concluded, “We have a lot of talent that makes up this team. We’re committed to being a dynamic group that quickly responds to the needs of our constituents and advances proposals that are best for Sumner County.”
The 108th General Assembly will open the first session on January 8th, 2013 at noon.