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Michael Hale sworn in
Michael Hale sworn in

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Rep. Michael Hale, R-Smithville, was officially sworn in as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday, Jan. 10. 

Hale took the oath of office during the first legislative day of the 113th General Assembly. He was elected in November to represent House District 40, which includes all of Cannon, DeKalb, Jackson, Smith and part of Wilson counties.

“It’s an honor and a privilege to represent the citizens of District 40, and serve as their voice in Nashville,” Hale said. “I’m looking forward to the upcoming legislative session, and upholding the conservative values that make Tennessee the best place to live, work, raise a family and retire.”

Hale is a funeral director and small business owner. He graduated from DeKalb County High School and holds an associate’s degree from Gupton College in Nashville. He serves as chairman of the Smithville Housing Authority Board and is a member of the Tennessee Cattleman’s Association, American Simmental Association, Tennessee Simmental Association, Tennessee Funeral Directors Association and the Upper Cumberland Funeral Directors Association.

Hale and his wife, Tara, have been married for more than 25 years. The couple have three children and three grandchildren. Their family attends New Life United Pentecostal Church and are active in the community.