Sen. Mae Beavers to announce campaign for governor - WSMV News 4

Sen. Mae Beavers to announce campaign for governor

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Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet (WSMV) Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet (WSMV)

Conservative Republican State Senator Mae Beavers is planning to announce that she will run for governor of Tennessee.

“Over the past several weeks, it has become increasingly clear that conservatives in Tennessee are looking for bold leadership that will not shrink from standing up and speaking up on the key issues facing our state,” Sen. Beavers says in a statement released on Saturday evening.

“President Donald J. Trump is taking the lead in Washington to “drain the swamp” there, but we have our own swamp in Tennessee and I intend to do the same thing in the Volunteer State.”

Beavers has been an outspoken supporter of Pres. Trump since the early days of his campaign. even serving as the Chair of the Tennessee Republican Delegation to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio in 2016. She was the first woman to ever chair the Tennessee delegation.

In her statement, Sen. Beavers identifies "the terrorist threat from radical Islam" as one of her top concerns as a gubernatorial candidate. 

She also cites protecting "family values," including " protecting children before they are born and then providing them a safe and secure environment to grow up in after they are born...That safety and security extends to making sure that men don't go into the bathrooms and locker rooms of little girls."

Beavers also promises to repeal the gas tax increase just signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam.

Sen. Beavers represents the 17th Senatorial District, which includes Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith and Wilson counties. She lives in Mt. Juliet with her husband, Jerry.

Beavers will make a formal announcement at Charlie Daniels Park in Mt. Juliet on June 3 at 1 p.m.

Click here to find out more about Sen. Beavers' campaign.

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