(NASHVILLE), January 9, 2013 — State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) took the oath of office on Tuesday in Nashville as the 108th General Assembly was gaveled into session. The oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice William Koch during the legislature’s three-day organizational session which will end on Thursday.
“I am honored to have the opportunity once again to represent the citizens of Sevier and Blount Counties in the State Senate,” Senator Overbey said. “I will continue to work hard to represent the people of this district, honor the oath that I have taken today, and continue to be available and accessible to listen to the views and concerns of my constituents. I look forward to working with my Senate colleagues and Governor Haslam on the issues we face together in Tennessee, including providing more job opportunities for our citizens.”
Other organizational tasks that will be taken up this week include the adoption of temporary Senate rules, election of the state’s constitutional officers and election of the members of the General Assembly’s Joint Fiscal Review Committee. The General Assembly will then recess for two weeks to allow for office assignments.