Candidates

Mae Beavers

Mae Beavers

Governor

Senator Mae Beavers has been a leader for the people in District 17 for over a decade. First elected as a county commissioner, she bucked the establishment and pushed for the passage of Wilson County?s first financial management plan. She then ran for the State House of Representatives, where she fought for conservative values in Nashville. Most known for her staunch stance against higher taxes, Senator Beavers was credited by many to be one of the driving forces to kill a state income tax in Tennessee. Mae led the fight in Nashville to oppose the income tax and has sponsored bills to cut taxes on everything from sales tax on food to eliminating the gift tax and phasing out the inheritance tax. She has voted against federal mandates and works to continue to give local control to our school systems.

Mae and Jerry have been married for 49 years and the proud parents of two sons, Eric and Jason, and grandparents to 5. They attend Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene.

https://www.maebeavers.com/aboutmae/

Contact Information:
P. O. Box 333,
Mt. Juliet, TN 37121

https://www.maebeavers.com/contactmae/

Diane Black

Diane Black

Governor

As a registered nurse, small businesswoman and former educator, Diane Black brings a unique and dynamic perspective to her work in Congress and in Tennessee. Diane's faith in America's promise was shaped from an early age. The middle daughter of Great Depression era parents, Diane spent the earliest years of her life in public housing and, upon the encouragement of a high school guidance counselor, would go on to become the first person in her family to attain a college education. As a former single parent who worked nights to raise her kids, Diane believes in hard work, accountability, and the uplifting power of the American dream.

Diane was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010 and represents Tennessee's 6th district, comprised of 19 counties across middle Tennessee. Prior to that, Diane served in the Tennessee state legislature, where she built her legacy on fighting a state income tax proposal and successfully passing legislation to make home healthcare more accessible for Tennessee seniors.
Diane is a firm believer that a country without borders is not a country at all. She has been a leader in the U.S. House supporting President Trump's efforts to secure our borders and ensure adequate vetting for those coming into this country from dangerous parts of the world. She has also fought to ban all sanctuary cities from receiving any federal funds.

A former Tennessee Right to Life legislator of the year, and sponsor of Tennessee's most important pro-life law, Diane is a steadfast champion for the rights of the unborn. She also authored and fought for the House passage of the Defund Planned Parenthood Act, a more comprehensive bill to block all federal funding for the nation's largest abortion provider. Diane additionally sponsored the Conscience Protection Act, legislation that would protect the religious freedom of entities that refuse to perform, pay for, or refer abortions.

Black's staunch fiscal conservatism earned her the prestigious "Award for Conservative Excellence" from the American Conservative Union. She and her husband of over 35 years, Dr. David Black, have three grown children and six grandchildren. They live in Gallatin and attend Community Church in Hendersonville.

http://www.dianeblack.com/

Contact Information:
diane@dianeblack.com

PO Box 121557,
Nashville, TN 37212

Randy Boyd

Randy Boyd

Governor

Randy was born and raised in South Knoxville and has deep roots in West Tennessee.

As a proud Republican, principled conservative and successful businessman, Randy always takes a passionate, results-oriented approach to improving the lives of Tennesseans.

In 2013, Randy answered the call to serve his state, taking a year-long leave of absence from his company to serve as Governor Bill Haslam's unpaid adviser on education. The Drive to 55 initiative and the Tennessee Promise program are direct results of Randy's year of service.

The Tennessee Promise program guarantees free community college and a volunteer mentor for every high school graduate in Tennessee - helping more young people become the first in their family to graduate from college.

Applying his conservative business values developed over decades of building his business through good times and bad - Randy disrupted the status quo thinking in higher education, resulting in the Tennessee Promise being funded from the lottery reserves - with no new taxes used for these scholarships. Most important to Tennessee families, the number of college students who apply for student loans has fallen by more than 17 percent in the first two years of the program.

Today, it is Randy's mission to leave our state better than we found it. He is committed to finishing the Drive to 55 initiative, ensuring our workforce is prepared for the jobs of tomorrow. Randy will focus relentlessly on bringing good-paying jobs to every corner of our state, and ensuring all Tennesseans -
whether in rural, suburban or inner-city communities - have the opportunity to succeed.

Randy is running to serve as the 50th governor of the state of Tennessee to give all citizens the opportunity for a better life through access to a great education and the opportunity for a better job.

https://randyboyd.com/meet-randy/

Contact Information:
Randy Boyd For Governor
P.O. Box 121312
Nashville, TN 37212

www.randyboyd.com

https://randyboyd.com/contact/

Beth Harwell

Beth Harwell

Governor

Beth grew up the youngest of five children in a family who valued faith and education. At the age of 16, Beth came to Tennessee to attend David Lipscomb University, and went on to earn a master?s degree from George Peabody College for Teachers and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Her interest in government and politics was inspired by her grandmother, and while teaching political science at Belmont University, Beth ran for State Representative in the 56th District, coming up just short of being elected. Two years later, she ran again, winning handily and has served her district with distinction since then.

Beth currently serves as Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, a position to which she was elected by her House colleagues in 2011. She is the first female Speaker in both Tennessee and the entire Southeast. Beth represents House District 56, which includes a part of Davidson County.

Throughout her legislative career, Beth has been a strong advocate for tougher sexual abuse laws, victims' rights, welfare reform, children's issues and most notably, education, spearheading many of the state?s education reform laws.

As Speaker, Beth has led on many of the state's boldest reform initiatives, reducing taxes, keeping Tennessee the nation?s lowest debt state and working to make the state the fastest improving in education in the country.

A friend of small business, Beth was twice awarded the coveted Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB).

In addition to her legislative accomplishments, Beth served as chair of the state Republican Party from 2001 to 2004. During that time, she was instrumental in the Republicans taking control of the state Senate for the first time in 140 years.

Beth has been married to Sam Harwell, a 6th generation Tennessean, for nearly 25 years. They have three children - Allie, Sam and Tucker. Beth enjoys spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and is an avid reader.

http://bethharwell.com/

Contact Information:
PO Box 332789, Nashville, TN 37203

Bill Lee

Bill Lee

Governor

As a seventh-generation Tennessean, Bill Lee's roots run deep in this state. Bill was born in Franklin where he still resides today with his wife Maria on his family's farm. He's the proud father of four adult children (Jessica, twin sons Jacob and Caleb, and Sarah Kate) and two grandchildren.

After attending Williamson County Schools, Bill went to Auburn University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering. When he graduated, he returned home to Franklin to join the family business his grandfather started in 1944. Through hard work, Bill learned what it takes to lead a company, doing what is necessary to help build a business and create jobs. He held several roles at Lee Company before becoming President of the company in 1992. Under Bill's leadership, the company grew into a comprehensive facilities solutions and home services company.

Life threw some of the most difficult challenges on Bill when his first wife Carol Ann tragically died in a horseback riding accident in 2000. He learned how short life is, how every minute counts, and that only a few things in life truly matter. He took a step back from Lee Company to raise their children.

In Bill's absence, the company found itself in a very difficult financial position. Determined not to let his grandfather's company fail, he returned and made tough choices to turn around the business. It was one of the most painful seasons his company ever faced but resulted in a repositioning that put the company on a new course for success.

Now, Lee Company employs more than 1,100 individuals with annual revenues of $225 million. The company has won numerous awards for work culture and business accomplishments, and Bill was named a "Most Admired CEO" in 2015 by the Nashville Business Journal. With his family's company thriving, Bill stepped back to serve as Chairman of Lee Company in 2016.

In addition to his responsibilities as Chairman of Lee Company, Bill is also active in Triple L Ranch, a fourth-generation family farm founded by his grandparents and operated by his parents, Wallace and Ann Lee. Triple L Ranch operates a 1,000-acre, 400-head Hereford cattle operation, providing natural beef to farmers markets and farm to table restaurants throughout Middle Tennessee.

With a belief that education can be the gateway to greater opportunities, Bill currently serves as the 7th Congressional District's representative to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. He's also on the Board of Trustees at Belmont University.

Bill has a heart for serving others. Bill is the president of Tennesseans for Economic Growth, past chairman of YMCA of Middle Tennessee, past president of the Associated Builders and Contractors, and has served on the board of several community organizations including Hope Clinic for Women, Men of Valor Prison Ministry, Fellowship of Christian Athletics, Operation Andrew and many others.

Bill is a man of faith and he and Maria are active in Grace Chapel Church and in numerous faith-based ministries, which have taken him all over the world to serve people in need, including to Africa, Central America, Haiti, and Iraq.

https://www.billlee.com/about/

Contact Information:
www.billlee.com
https://www.billlee.com/contact-us/

Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn

US Senate

Time after time, when Tennessee needs a fighter against big government, we send in Marsha Blackburn. Today she is campaigning to bring that fight to the United States Senate, where she will work tirelessly to help President Trump pass his agenda.

While Marsha believes both parties are to blame for the Senate's pathetic do-nothing record, she is particularly frustrated by all the Senate Republicans who act and vote like Democrats.

"The fact that our Republican majority in the U.S. Senate can't - or won't -overturn Obamacare is a disgrace," says Marsha. "I?m running for the U.S. Senate because I will fight every single day to make our Republican majority act like one."

Specifically in the Senate Marsha will:
-Continue to fight to repeal Obamacare.
-Fight to protect the unborn. Marsha is 100% pro-life.
-Fight to protect our Second Amendment rights. Marsha is a gun owner with a concealed carry permit for the Lady Smith she packs in her purse.
-Fight to cut wasteful spending. Marsha believes our government takes too much and spends too much.
-Fight to bring significant tax relief to hard-working Tennesseans.
-Support President Trump?s immigration ban and work with him to build the wall.

Marsha got her start selling educational books door to door for the Southwestern company. Along the way, she learned there?s no substitute for ringing someone?s doorbell and listening to what they have to say, a lesson -
and practice - she carries with her to this day.

Marsha is a conservative with a record of accomplishment. She gets things done.

Marsha grew up in Laurel, Mississippi and graduated from Mississippi State University. She and her husband Chuck have been married for 42 years, and have two children and two grandchildren.

https://www.marshablackburn.com/about.html

Contact Information:
www.marshablackburn.com


4916 Thoroughbred Lane,
Brentwood, TN 37027

​Phone: (615) 376-2324

Stephen Fincher

Stephen Fincher

US Senate

Fincher, 44, a conservative republican dedicated to standing up for Tennessee, served in the U.S. House of Representatives serving the 8th Congressional District from 2010-2016. He served on the House Committee on Financial Services, the House Committee on Agriculture, and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. During his six years serving, staying true to his conservative ideals, he did not accept congressional insurance or its retirement plan.

Fincher is managing partner of Fincher Farms, a seventh-generation business in West Tennessee. Fincher has been farming his entire life and lives in the Frog Jump community in Crockett County.

He has been married to his wife, Lynn, for 25 years, and they have three children and a daughter-in-law: John Austin and wife Abby Cox Fincher, Noah and Sarah. The family is active in Archer?s Chapel Methodist Church.

Fincher is a member of a family gospel music singing ministry started by his grandmother more than 60 years ago. The Finchers produce and record their own music and have performed thousands of events throughout the area.

https://www.stephenfincher.com/about/

Contact Information:
info@stephenfincher.com

Judd Matheny

Judd Matheny

US Congress

Judd Matheny is running for Congress to end the status quo in Washington. Most politicians say one thing while campaigning, then do another after getting elected. Judd is refreshingly different.

As one of the most consistently conservative Tennessee state representatives, Judd has a proven record of fighting for conservative principles time and time again. He has led the efforts to stop sanctuary cities, protect the unborn, defend the Second Amendment and block Common Core.

He is a veteran of the Tennessee Army National Guard, and a former local and state law enforcement member. As the owner of a small recycling business with 69 employees, Judd knows first-hand the pain of Obamacare.

Judd and his wife, Christy, have been married for 18 years. They have two children in high school, Abby and Aulden, and their dog, Maggie.

https://juddforcongress.com/#intro

Contact Information:
https://juddforcongress.com/contact/

John Rose

John Rose

US Congress

I am a lifelong Tennessean and a lifelong resident of Tennessee?s 6th Congressional District. This is my home.

In fact, I am the eighth generation in my family to farm in Temperance Hall, a small community in DeKalb County. I was raised in Cookeville where I graduated from Cookeville High School and went on to Tennessee Tech University. Since I was a kid, farming has been a passion of mine. It was a natural choice to study agriculture at Tech.

From there, I earned a Master's of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University. And lastly, I went on to Vanderbilt University where I earned a Law Degree. All of that education was so that I could fully equip myself for whatever career opportunity might allow me to fulfill my dream of owning and operating the family farm.

Today, I am living that dream alongside my wife Chelsea. We are grateful to live in rural Tennessee where we are actively involved as volunteers with the Tennessee State Fair, Tennessee Tech University, Tennessee Future Farmers of America (FFA), our local Independence Day Parade Committee, and more. Investing in our community is important to us both. In fact, Chelsea has spent her career working for and managing non-profits that improve the rural way of life.

In campaigning for Congress I am doing something I have never done before-run for public office. I am a farmer and small business owner who is ready to be actively involved in pushing the conservative movement that inspired so many as President Trump sought office for the first time. Chelsea and I were two of the voters who elected President Trump and today, we are two of the many who are disappointed with a Congress that will not end the Obama era mistakes and get to work for a better America.

I am hopeful for the future and inspired that I can hand off a better America for the next generation like my parents did for me. In fact, Chelsea and I are preparing to welcome our first child into the world. For our child and for all those young people who will one day lead our nation, we must take bold action to solve our debt crisis, renew Christian values in society, protect our borders, and bolster our military. I hope you will consider voting for me and giving me a chance to do just that.

https://johnrose.com/meet-john/

Contact Information:
John Rose for Tennessee
P.O. Box 2404
Cookeville, TN 38502

campaign@johnrose.com

https://johnrose.com/contact/

Ed Butler

Ed Butler

State House of Representatives : District 41

Who is Ed Butler:

I am a self-employed small businessman who understands the value of hard work, fair dealings, and family. I am a US Navy veteran who believes America is the greatest country in the World and that we should never be ashamed of American exceptionalism! I am a Christian, husband and the daddy of four wonderful children. I know how to create jobs and have been a small business owner for over fifteen years. I believe that as a small business owner, husband, and father I can truly represent the values of District 41.

Bio

As the oldest of three boys, Ed was raised by Christian parents who, in June of 2016, will have been married fifty years. He was taught Christian values and the value of hard work. At an early age, he and his brothers were assigned daily chores, which they were expected to do without reminders and without complaining.

During school breaks, Ed often accompanied his Father when he went to work. He might only pick up trash some days... but every day he was expected to help in some way.

Both of his parents began their careers teaching school. His mother Pat retired after 36 years of teaching. His father Ed is also retired as a successful, small business owner. His brother Rhett is a successful small business owner: and his youngest brother, James, works in a manufacturing plant. Stephanie, Ed's wife is also a small business owner in addition to being a full-time mom.

Ed is a private pilot and an active member of Life Church. He has participated in numerous mission trips to build churches in Alaska, Costa Rica, and Uruguay.

http://edbutlerfortn.com/about-ed-butler/

Contact Information:
P.O. Box 215
Rickman, TN 38580

931.498.3923

http://edbutlerfortn.com/contact/