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Bowling sworn in as senator
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State Senator Janice Bowling, R-Tullahoma, took the oath of office Tuesday in Nashville as the 108th General Assembly was gaveled into session. 
The oath was administered by Supreme Court Justice William Koch during the legislature’s three-day organizational session which will end Thursday.
“Taking the oath of office is an incredibly humbling experience,” said state Sen. Bowling. “The folks in Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Marion, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren counties have entrusted me with a very important job. I am grateful to the citizens of our district for entrusting me to be the voice of our values in Nashville.”
Bowling is one of eight new state senators in the General Assembly. This is the largest number of freshmen in the Tennessee Senate since 1969.
Organizational tasks that will be taken up this week include the adoption of temporary Senate rules, election of the state’s constitutional officers, and election of the members of the General Assembly’s Joint Fiscal Review Committee.
The General Assembly will then recess for two weeks to allow for office assignments.