Tennessee State Senator Randy McNally, who will become our State Lieutenant Governor on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, will be our featured speaker on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at 7:00 PM in the Midtown Community Center. His talk will range from his experience growing up in Oak Ridge to his current service to our state as Senator and now Lieutenant Governor.
Senator McNally is a long-time Oak Ridger who graduated from Oak Ridge High School in 1962. He received a BS from Memphis State University in 1967 and graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
He was a hospital pharmacist since 1979 at Methodist Medical Center in Oak Ridge and in March 2010 retired from that position. Senator McNally served in the 91st through the 94th General Assembly in the House and then 95th through the present has served in the Senate as senator for Anderson, Loudon, and parts of Knox Counties. Senator McNally is the Chair of Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Chair of Joint Council on Pension and Insurance Committee, Vice Chair, Senate Rules Committee and member of Senate Health and Welfare, and Joint Fiscal Review Committee and Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
Senator McNally is married to Janice and has two daughters, Melissa and Maggie and three grandchildren, Haley, Morgan, and Trent.
He is the recipient of many distinguished service awards, including the American Conservative Union Conservative Achievement, 2016; National Association of Secretaries of State 2015-2016 Medallion Award; Mothers Against Drunk Driving Legislator of the Year, 2015 and 2016; East Tennessee Development District Legislator of the Year Award, 2015; Tennessee Chamber of Commerce & Industry Tennessee Champion of Commerce, 2014; Tennessee Community Organizations Award of Excellence, Legislator of the Year, 2013; Tennessee Association of Accessing Officers Legislator of the Year for the 107th General Assembly;Tennessee Court Appointed Special AdvocatesPresident’s Award, 2012; Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations Legislative Hero Award, 2012; NFIB Guardian of Small Business, 2012; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Distinguished Award, 2012; Tennessee CASA Association Legislator of the Year, 2011; Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police 2010 Legislative Award; Tennessee Press Association Open Government Award, 2009; Tennessee Men’s Health Network Outstanding Legislative Leadership, 2009 and 2010; Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow Award; and 1995 Sertoma Man of the Year.
Appointed by Speaker of the Senate as a member of the NCSL Budgets & Revenue Committee and NCSL Nuclear Legislative Workgroup and appointed by the Senate Speaker to represent the State of Tennessee as a SLC member of Human Services & Public Safety Committee and the Fiscal Affairs & Government Operations Committee for the SLC.