Senator Niceley takes oath of office

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

 See accompanying photo of Senator Niceley at his desk in the Senate Chamber before the oath was administered     

     (NASHVILLE), January 8, 2013  -- State Senator Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains) 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, Jr. during the legislature’s three-day organizational session which will end on Thursday.

      “I appreciate the opportunity to represent the citizens of Senate District 8 in the State Senate,” Senator Niceley said.  “I will work very hard to represent them and to fulfill the duties of serving as their voice on Capitol Hill. I also look forward to working on the issues we face in Tennessee, including making our school safer, improving education and providing more job opportunities for our citizens.” 

      District 8 is comprised of Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson and Union Counties.  Senator Nicely previously served 6 terms in the House of Representatives.

     Other organizational tasks that will be taken up this week include the adoption of 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.