Statement from Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, R-Blountville; March 8, 2011:
(Nashville) – Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) congratulated Kerry Roberts on a great victory in tonight’s special election for the Senate District 18 seat formerly held by Congressman Diane Black. According to unofficial results, Roberts captured a strong majority in the district which includes Robertson County and most of Sumner County.??“I’m very proud of Kerry Roberts tonight,” said Lt. Gov. Ramsey. “Despite strong opposition by government employee unions, Kerry was able to come away with a decisive victory.”
“Kerry is a strong conservative who focused his campaign on job creation and low taxes in Robertson and Sumner counties. He will be a strong asset in the state Senate.”
Senator Roberts will serve on the Senate General Welfare, Health & Human Resources Committee; the Senate Environment, Conservation, and Tourism Committee; and the Senate Government Operations Committee.