Ketron to Chair State and Local

January 19, 2007

Ketron to Chair State and Local

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville).

“I consider it a great honor to be chosen to serve as a committee chairman,” says Sen. Ketron. “I look forward to being a part of the new vision and new direction of the state Senate.”

Every two years the members of the Tennessee General Assembly gather in Nashville to elect a speaker for each house and organize for the upcoming legislative session.  With the election of  Sen. Ramsey as speaker of the state Senate and lieutenant governor of Tennessee, he has the authority to select committee membership and chairmen.

The Senate has nine standing committees that consider proposed legislation before it reaches the full Senate for final action.  Each committee is made up of nine senators, with the exception of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee and the Government Operations Committee that have 11 members each.

Serving his second term in the state Senate, Sen. Ketron previously served as the Secretary of the State and Local Government Committee. He is the owner of Universal International Insurance in Murfreesboro, and served eight years on the Rutherford County Commission prior to being elected to the legislature.

“It is truly humbling to me that the people of the thirteenth senatorial district along with Lieutenant Governor Ramsey have placed confidence in me,” commented Sen. Ketron. “We have a great opportunity, and I am excited about the possibilities that are before us.”

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