Sen. Paul Rose takes the oath of office with help from his wife, Nancy. Courtesy photos.

Senator Rose takes oath of office in Tennessee Senate

Sen. Paul Rose takes the oath of office with help from his wife, Nancy. Courtesy photos.

NASHVILLE — Newly-elected State Senator Paul Rose (R-Covington) took the oath of office Thursday, beginning his tenure representing Tennessee’s 32nd Senate District. The oath was administered by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as state senators met in a Thursday morning floor session. Rose, a successful business owner, was joined by his wife, Nancy, and other family members in the Senate Chamber.

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally signs the oath of office for newly elected Senator Paul Rose.

“I am very humbled to have the opportunity to represent the citizens of the 32nd District in the State Senate,” Rose said. “I will work hard to honor that trust and to remain open and accessible to the citizens I represent. I look forward to working with Governor Lee and my colleagues in the General Assembly to improve opportunities for all Tennesseans.”

McNally said, “Paul Rose is a conservative businessman and a man of strong and abiding faith. I was proud this morning to officially swear him in as a senator. His experience as a community leader and a candidate will serve him well. I am confident he will be a great asset in keeping Tennessee on the right track.”

Rose won in a decisive victory in a special election on Tuesday. He will complete the remainder of the term of former State Senator Mark Norris, who vacated the seat last year after President Donald Trump appointed him as U.S. District Judge for the Western District of Tennessee. The term ends in 2020.

The 32nd Senate District includes Tipton County and part of Shelby County.

From left are Eric Krull (son-in-law), Kate Krull (daughter), Lt. Governor Randy McNally, Lucy Krull (granddaughter), Paul Rose, Nancy Rose (wife) and Ella Krull (granddaughter).