This week the citizens of Robertson and Sumner counties elected a new senator for the 18th District.
From The Tennessean
March 9, 2011 -- State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) took the oath of office on Wednesday in Nashville to represent the 18th Senatorial District which includes Sumner and Robertson Counties. The oath was administered by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the State Senate met in a Wednesday morning floor session.
“I am very honored to have the opportunity to represent the citizens of Sumner and Robertson Counties in the State Senate,” Senator Roberts said. “I will work very hard to represent the people of this district and honor the oath that I have taken today as I fulfill the duties of serving as their voice on Capitol Hill. I look forward to working on the issues we face in Tennessee, including providing more job opportunities for our citizens and improving education.
Senator Roberts won in a landslide victory in a special election on Tuesday, March 8. The election was called after the resignation of Congressman Diane Black who was elected to Congress in November.
Roberts, a small business owner, was joined by his wife, Dianne, who stood with him as he took the oath of office. The Roberts reside in Robertson County.
I have gotten to know Senator Roberts from his time on the trail and can share that we have someone that will share the concerns of Robertson County, and will provide this county with the representation it is owed in Nashville.
Join me in congratulating Senator Roberts.