Speaker Harwell Appoints Representative Watson To Tennessee Criminal Justice Coordinating Council

Monday, March 25, 2013
The Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives Beth Harwell (R—Nashville) appointed Representative Eric Watson (R—Cleveland) to be a member of the Tennessee Criminal Justice Coordinating Committee.
The purpose of the Council is to identify major issues in the Criminal Justice System that are harming public safety and to recommend changes that will both increase public safety and efficiency.
In her letter making the appointment, Speaker Harwell wrote, “I am confident that you (Rep.
Watson) will perform the duties of office with the high standard of professionalism, dedication, and integrity that the citizens of Tennessee deserve and expect of their public servants.”
Rep. Watson remarked, “Public safety is my driving concern as a public servant. This appointment gives me a seat at the table to discuss what is and what isn’t working when it comes to law enforcement issues. Tennesseans expect us to review our laws and make sure our procedures are working so the can rest assured our society is safe and free from criminal activity.”
Rep. Watson’s appointment commences immediately and will run until November 2, 2014.

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