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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Sep 9, 2014

Republican Dan Howell of Cleveland was sworn in early as the new state representative for House District 22 in a ceremony yesterday, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reports. Tennessee Supreme Court Chief Justice Sharon Lee administered the oath of office in the House chamber. Howell will fill the two months remaining in the term of former Rep. Eric Watson, R-Cleveland, who was elected Bradley County sheriff and took office earlier this month. Howell won the GOP primary and faces no opposition in the Nov. 4 general election.