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McNally To Miss Opening Weeks Of Session After Ankle Surgery

Image Credit: From Left – Speaker Cameron Sexton, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, & Gov. Bill Lee Image Credit: Lt. Governor Randy McNally / Facebook

The Center Square [By Jon Styf] –

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Randy McNally will not be presiding over the Senate when the Legislature returns to session Jan. 9.

Instead, the Republican will be at home in Oak Ridge after ankle surgery, and Speaker Pro Tempore Ferrell Haile, along with Deputy Speakers Dawn White, Shane Reeves and John Stevens will preside over the floor session.

The absence is expected to last the “first few weeks” of the upcoming legislative session, his office said.

“On the orders of my doctor, I will be finishing up my recovery and physical therapy at my home in Oak Ridge,” McNally said in a statement. “While I will not be physically present, I will be monitoring proceedings remotely and will be in daily, if not hourly, contact with Senate Leadership and staff. I look forward to returning to work in person as soon as I am able.”

Calendars for the session are not yet set beyond a noon meeting of the full Senate on Jan. 9.

About the Author: Jon Styf, The Center Square Staff Reporter – Jon Styf is an award-winning editor and reporter who has worked in Illinois, Texas, Wisconsin, Florida and Michigan in local newsrooms over the past 20 years, working for Shaw Media, Hearst and several other companies. Follow Jon on Twitter @JonStyf.

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