Tracy Appointed Chairman of Transportation

January 19 , 2007

Tracy Appointed Chairman of Transportation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee by Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville).

“This is a great honor and a great opportunity for the citizens of Bedford, Moore and Rutherford Counties,” says Sen. Tracy. “I appreciate the confidence that Lieutenant Governor Ramsey has shown me by appointing me to serve as a committee chairman.”

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.

Currently serving his first term as a state senator, Sen. Tracy previously served as Vice Chairman of the Transportation Committee.  He is the owner and sole proprietor of Jim Tracy Insurance in Shelbyville and Murfreesboro.

“The state Senate has a new vision and a new direction,” commented Sen. Tracy.  “I am grateful to be a part of this historic change in Tennessee.”

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