Press Release from the Office of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, July 12, 2011:
(Nashville) – Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R – Blountville) today announced the addition of Sen. Jim Tracy (R – Shelbyville) to the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.
“I’ve known Jim for a long time,” said Ramsey. “His commitment to public service is equaled only by his commitment to economic growth. He’ll be a great pro-business addition to an already pro-business committee.”
Commerce Chairman Sen. Jack Johnson (R – Franklin) echoed the sentiments of the lieutenant governor.
“Sen. Tracy’s reputation as a lawmaker stands on its own. I’m very pleased that he’ll be joining us on the Commerce committee. I look forward to his many contributions.”
The Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over legislation concerning a myriad of different areas and interests. Due to the scope of legislation frequently before the committee it is considered one of the most powerful committees in the General Assembly.
“I’m very thankful to the Lt. Governor for this opportunity,” said Sen. Tracy. “I’m very eager to get to work in January to continue the good work being done to promote job creation and economic expansion.