(NASHVILLE, TN), November 29, 2010 — State Senator Ferrell Haile (R- Gallatin) took the oath of office on Monday in Nashville, representing the 18th Senatorial District which includes Sumner and Robertson Counties. The oath was administered by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey.
Governor-elect Bill Haslam, Congressman-elect Diane Black, Secretary of State Tre Hargett and Comptroller Justin Wilson also attended the event, in addition to several members of the State Senate.
“I am very honored to have the opportunity to represent the citizens of Sumner and Robertson Counties in the State Senate,” Senator Haile said. “I will do my best to honor the oath that I have taken today as I fulfill the duties of serving the citizens of this district in the interim.”
Senator Haile was appointed by the Sumner County Commission on Monday, November 22 after the resignation of Senator Diane Black and will serve the 18th Senatorial District until the general election is held for the seat on March 8. Black resigned after being elected on November 2 to Congress.
Haile, a pharmacist, is a resident of Sumner County and is co-owner of Perkins Drugs in Gallatin. He is also a cattle farmer.
The legislature is set to convene in organizational session on January 11 at noon.