Breakfast with the Legislators

After a lengthy hiatus due to the pandemic, the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge hosted their first virtual session of Breakfast with the Legislators of Feb. 22, at 7:30 a.m.

State Senators Ken Yager and Randy McNally, and Representatives Kent Calfee and John Ragan were invited to attend and discuss the legislative outlook and agenda for the current session of the Tennessee General Assembly. All agreed to participate, however, only Senator Yager was present. Thirty-nine League members and guests were in the audience.

Senator Yager began by talking about the structure of the various committees, and the process by which legislation is handled. This was followed by a question and answer session where a number of topics were
discussed. These included voter registration and the voting process, the State’s response to the COVID-19 crisis, the health care system and gun carry permits. It was an informative and interesting session.

Members of LWVOR will automatically receive a Zoom link for connecting to future Breakfast with the League events. Nonmembers should contact Harriett McCurdy ([email protected]) for linking instructions.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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