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Long's new senator takes oath of office
Sen Tillery Swearing-In
Newly elected state Sen. Blake Tillery re-enacts his oath of office with his wife Nicole Tiller holding a Bible and Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel, who administered the oath. - photo by Photo provided.

ATLANTA — Sen. Blake Tillery, R-Vidalia, was sworn into office as a Georgia senator by Court of Appeals Judge Charlie Bethel in a ceremony at the State Capitol on Monday.

"I am humbled and honored to be representing the citizens of District 19," Tillery said. "I am excited to effect changes in Georgia that will better the lives of our citizens. I believe our state has many wonderful things to look forward to in the future and I relish the opportunity to be a senator at the forefront of legislation and positive change for southeast Georgia."

The ceremony marks Tillery’s first term. He represents Senate District 19 which includes Appling, Jeff Davis, Long, Montgomery, Telfair, Toombs, Treutlen, Wayne, and Wheeler counties and a portion of Liberty and Tattnall counties.

The seat had been held for years by Sen. Tommie Williams.

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