Bob and Susan Hirche will host State Rep. Doug Overbey and supporters during a campaign kickoff celebration on the banks of the Little River. The event will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday June 20, at 1012 Hitch Road.
Overbey is a four-term Republican state representative who has been in the state House for seven years. He is a member of the Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Health and Human Resources Committee, Select Committee on Ethics and Joint Select Committee on Children and Youth. He is chairman of the House Health Care Facilities Subcommittee and a member of the Budget Subcommittee. In 2007, he was elected Secretary of the Joint Study Committee on Long Term Care.
Overbey is challenging State Sen. Raymond Finney in the Republican primary on Aug. 7.
During his seven years in the legislature, Rep. Overbey has been a supporter of veterans and legislation that supports veterans, such as supporting veterans service officers in each county of the state, sponsoring and gaining passage of the law that has eliminated the 30-day time period for POW’s to qualify as a disabled veteran for property tax relief and the law that allows all service-related totally disabled veterans to qualify for property tax relief. In 2006, Overbey sponsored and gained passage of a bill granting property tax relief to surviving spouses of members of the Armed Services killed in combat.