Doug Overbey nominated as U.S. attorney in eastern Tennessee

Doug Overbey nominated as U.S. attorney in eastern Tennessee

July 21st, 2017 by Associated Press in Politics State

Sen. Doug Overbey, R-Maryville, makes his closing argument on behalf of Gov. Bill Haslam's Medicaid expansion proposal in the Senate Health Committee in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. The panel later defeated the proposal. (AP Photo/Erik Schelzig)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated state Sen. Doug Overbey as U.S. attorney for Tennessee's eastern district.

The White House announced Overbey's nomination Friday. The nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

Overbey is a three-term Republican state senator and co-founded the Robertson Overbey law firm in Knoxville in 1982.

Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally says Overbey has been a valuable and respected member of the General Assembly, and as a U.S. attorney will "enforce the law with much skill and expertise."


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