|50th Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate of Tennessee|
|Assumed office |
January 10, 2017
Bill Lee (elect)
|Preceded by||Ron Ramsey|
|Member of the
from the 5th district
|Assumed office |
|Member of the
Tennessee House of Representatives|
from the 33rd district
January 1979 – January 1987
|Preceded by||A. Keith Bissell|
|Succeeded by||David Coffey|
|Born||January 30, 1944|
Dedham, Massachusetts, U.S.
University of Memphis (
University of Tennessee,
Memphis ( MPharm)
James Rand McNally (born January 30, 1944) is an American politician and a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate. He is the 50th and current Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee since January 2017, due to his position as the 87th Speaker of the state Senate.  He represents the 5th Senate District, which encompasses Anderson County, Loudon County, Monroe County, and part of Knox County.
McNally has served in the Tennessee General Assembly since 1979.  He was elected to the 91st through 94th General Assemblies as a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He was a key figure in the Operation Rocky Top investigation in the late 1980s, when he worked undercover to help the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation obtain evidence on political corruption in the Tennessee state government. 
He moved to the state senate for the 95th General Assembly in 1987, and has served there continuously since then. He is the former Chair of the Senate Finances, Ways, and Means committee,  former Vice-Chair of the Senate Rules Committee, and a former member of the Senate General Welfare Committee and the Joint Fiscal Review Contract Services Subcommittee.[ citation needed]
McNally was a candidate for Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate in 2007, but fellow Republican Ron Ramsey was elected to that position. On January 10, 2017, he was elected Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate by the Tennessee State Senate.[ citation needed]
- Sandra Roberts, Before Tennessee Waltz, there was Rocky Top. The Tennessean, June 5, 2005.
- Larry Daughtrey, Lieutenant governor's contest may be a mystery worth decoding. The Tennessean. May 28, 2006.
- Schelzig, Eric (January 10, 2017). "McNally new Tennessee Senate speaker; Harwell wins in House". WRCB TV. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
- "Senator James 'Randy' R McNally biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 7, 2013.
- Sher, Andy (January 11, 2017). "Tennessee's new Senate Speaker Randy McNally pledges continued progress". Chattanooga Times Free Press. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
- Ebert, Joel (January 10, 2017). "Ron Ramsey departs, Randy McNally officially becomes lieutenant governor". The Tennessean. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
- "Business of politics changed after FBI sting". Chattanooga Times Free Press. August 27, 2007. – via HighBeam Research (subscription required)
- "Squabble Over State Spending on Local Projects Slows Down Budget Talks". Missouri News Horizon. April 26, 2012.
- Senator Randy McNally, Tennessee General Assembly website
- Senator James Randy McNally, Project Vote Smart
Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee
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