NASHVILLE — State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has been named “Legislator of the Year” by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). The group praised McNally and eight other Tennessee lawmakers who shared the honors for their leadership in the General Assembly to stop drunk driving.
“This award means a lot to me,” said Senator McNally, who has passed numerous bills during his legislative tenure to strengthen penalties against those who drink and drive. “It is an issue that is close to my heart as I have met with the families of many victims of this senseless crime. I look forward to continuing to partner with MADD in the fight to eliminate drunk drivers from our roads.”
The organization particularly thanked McNally for his efforts in passing Senate Bill 1478 which increases penalties for repeat drunk driving offenders on their sixth offense.
“It has been a privilege to work with these dedicated legislators who have shown their commitment to preventing the completely preventable crime of drunk driving,” said Kate Ritchie, state program director of MADD Tennessee. “We count on our legislative champions to help us achieve our ultimate goal — No More Victims.”
Other Tennessee legislators honored by MADD include Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon), Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield), Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville), Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville), Representative G.A. Hardaway (D-Memphis), Representative William Lamberth (R-Portland), Representative Joe Pitts (D-Clarksville) and Representative Mark White (R-Memphis).