|Herron talks legislative session |
|Posted: Friday, January 13, 2012 12:00 pm |
|Nashville – State Sen. Roy Herron began the 2012 legislative session Tuesday in Nashville, he said, in the midst of difficult economic times in Tennessee. |
“Mark Twain reportedly said, ‘The legislature is in session, and no one’s person or property is safe,’” Herron said.
“Unfortunately, that’s truer today than ever, but I will be fighting to protect our people and our values during this new session.”
Herron has said his top priorities are jobs and education.
“It seems every family has someone or at least several close friends who have lost their jobs,” Herron said.
“We’ve got to continue to work to create the jobs our citizens need for themselves and their families.”
Herron said work includes continuing to push for progress on the West Tennessee jobs megasite; monitoring developments at the Port of Cates Landing industrial site; finishing U.S. 79 and continuing I-69; and improving education for all citizens.
Herron said he would work with members of both parties and all citizens in every way he could. At the same time, he pledged to stay committed to “defending the values of the people of the 24th District.”
Any constituent in Herron’s district with questions, comments or concerns can contact him or one of his assistants toll-free at 1-800-449-8366, extension 14576.
Sen. Roy Herron represents Benton, Decatur, Henry, Henderson, Lake, Obion, Perry, Stewart and Weakley counties. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-449-8366, extension 14576 or 309 War Memorial Building, Nashville, TN 37243-0024.