State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver to be Sworn into Office Tuesday

January 12, 2009
by: 
Dwayne Page
State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver-

The 106th General Assembly convenes Tuesday and Terri Lynn Weaver will officially become DeKalb County's new State Representative as she takes the oath of office at noon

Representative Weaver told WJLE Monday she is excited and anxious to serve. "At high noon, the freshman class will be standing up and we will be taking our oath as the new representatives in the state. We're the new kids on the block but we're learning and it's exciting and an honor for me to be in Nashville representing the folks of the 40th district."

"It's a week of organization. We're electing our officials. I'll soon learn where I'll be planted. As of now, I'm in a temporary office. In fact, my desk is between a refrigerator, two microwave ovens, and a television but I'll soon have an office. At the moment, I'm looking through resumes to hire an assistant. Right now I have a temporary assistant. After this week, we will recess for two weeks to get our offices in line and get our committees set up and come back around the first week in February and start governing."

"I've put in for three committees I'd like to be on but I won't know for certain which committees I'll be on until probably Thursday. I'm mostly interested in being on the agriculture committee as well as the transportation and education committees."

"I have a temporary number and people can call me at 741-2192. You can also email me at rep.terri.lynn.weaver@capitol.tn.gov"

State lawmakers will convene with a Republican majority in both the House and Senate. The session will start with election of the Speaker of the House.

On Monday, Republicans nominated former Deputy Governor Justin Wilson for comptroller, former state House Republican leader Tre Hargett for secretary of state and Shelby County Commissioner David Lillard for treasurer.

A joint session of the House and Senate is scheduled to elect the constitutional officers on Wednesday.

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