Goins defeated former Rep. Don Miller in the Republican primary on August 2, 2012, was then elected without opposition in the November General Election.
Goins resigned his seat on the Hamblen County Commission in December in order to devote himself to his job as state representative.
At yesterday's swearing-in ceremony, Beth Harwell of Davidson County was elected to a second term as House Speaker.
Goins' wife and son were present as were his mother, father, and younger brother. Trustee John Baskette, City Councilman Gene Brooks, Taylor Ward, and Jim Stepp were present as Goins and the other 98 representatives were sworn in by Chief Justice Gary Wade.
See previous posts on Goins and former Representative Don Miller by clicking here and here and here.