State Representative Dale Carr with House Speaker Beth Harwell. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)
The House of Representatives yesterday officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee.
Representative Dale Carr and Representative Andrew Farmer, both of Sevierville, took the oath of office this week in Nashville and were officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.
Legislators are looking to build upon the success of the previous session that saw wasteful government spending cut from the budget, taxes cut for all Tennesseans, measures passed to encourage job growth, and numerous government reforms.
“I am so honored to be serving the people of Sevier County in the Tennessee General Assembly,” said Carr, who represents Seymour as part of his district. “I look forward to working with my colleagues to find solutions for the pressing concerns of Tennesseans.”
Lawmakers have already signaled clear goals of balancing the budget, lowering the grocery tax, and ensuring every Tennessee student has access to a high quality education.
State Representative Andrew Farmer with House Speaker Beth Harwell. (The Herald/ Submitted Photo)
“This will be a very productive year and I believe Tennesseans are going to be proud of their representatives,” Framer said. “Unlike our peers in Washington, we get the job done.”
Also looking forward to the new session was Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell.
“It is a pleasure guiding the House of Representatives and working alongside talented individuals like Dale Carr and Andrew Farmer,” she said. “This gives me confidence we’re going to accomplish a great deal this session.”
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