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Story published: 01-15-2013 • Print ArticleE-mail Story to a Friend

Newcomer Van Huss sworn into State House

On Jan. 8, the Tennessee House of Representatives officially gaveled into session, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee.

Rep. Micah Van Huss (R-Jonesborough) took the oath of office last week in Nashville and was officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.

“I am humbled and honored by the trust that the people of Washington County have placed in me,” Van Huss said shortly after being sworn in. “Today I took the Oath of Office with my hand on God’s word, specifically 1 Peter 2:17 which says, ‘Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.’”

Lawmakers have already signaled clear goals of balancing the budget, lowering the grocery tax, and ensuring every Tennessee student has access to a high quality education.

“Rep.Van Huss joins an impressive group in the Tennessee General Assembly this year and I am excited about the opportunity to work with him to pass meaningful legislation that positively impacts all Tennesseans,” Speaker of the House Beth Harwell said.