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Mark Green files petition to run for Tennessee State Senate

 
Senate Candidate Mark Green shortly after filing his petition to run for the Tennessee State Senate against Incumbent Sen. Tim Barnes

Senate Candidate Mark Green shortly after filing his petition to run for the Tennessee State Senate against Incumbent Sen. Tim Barnes

Clarksville, TN – Dr. Mark Green has filed his petition to challenge incumbent Tim Barnes for the Tennessee State Senate.

The man who joined the military when he was seventeen.

The man who spent “A night with Saddam”

The man who built a successful health care company, based in Clarksville Tennessee, has decided to run for political office.

In an exclusive interview with Clarksville Online, Mark Green says “I’m excited about it” when asked how he feels about running for public office.  We asked him why? «Read the rest of this article»

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AARP Disappointed that legislation creating a Department on Aging fails by one vote

 

One senator charges that her colleagues are taking care of trees, animals, car dealerships this year, but not senior citizens

NASHVILLE, TN – Legislation that would give seniors a Cabinet-level voice in Tennessee government failed by one vote in a Senate Committee on Tuesday, likely killing the effort to create a Department on Aging for the year and leaving services for older residents scattered throughout nearly two dozen agencies. «Read the rest of this article»

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Senate Democrats release statements on the passing of Former Lt. Gov. John Wilder

 
John Stanley Wilder (1921-2010)

John Stanley Wilder (1921-2010)

Nashville – The Senate Democratic Caucus released a statement after receiving word that former Lieutenant Governor John Stanley Wilder (1921-2010) had passed away as the result of a stroke yesterday at the age of 88.

John Wilder was born in Fayette County Tennesee. He attended Fayette County Public Schools, and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Agriculture, and a law degree from the Memphis State University (now the University of Memphis) Law School. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and served in extensively in City, County, and State Governments, including a stint as the Lt. Governor of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marcelle Ann Morton Wilder who passed away in 2004. Together they had two sons, Shelton Wilder and wife Judy of the Longtown Community and David M. Wilder and wife Patti of Collierville; four grandchildren, John Wilder III, of Longtown, Joseph C. Wilder of Knoxville, Jarod Wilder of Memphis, and Whitney Wilder of Collierville; five great grandchildren, John Wilder, IV, and Judith Suzanne Wilder, both of Longtown, Russell Wilder, Marcel Wilder and Ansel Wilder, all of Knoxville. «Read the rest of this article»

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Senate Democrats honor the volunteer tradition of Tennessee veterans

 

Remind Iraq, Afghanistan veterans of scholarship available to them

co-democraticlogo.jpgLeaders of the State Senate Democratic Caucus praised the proud tradition Wednesday of Tennessee’s veterans, past and present.

“When the cause of freedom is on the line, Tennesseans are first to rise to the call,” Senator Lowe Finney of Jackson, the Caucus chairman, said. “Our tradition as volunteers is historic.

“I visited earlier this year with members of the Tennessee Guard preparing to go to the Middle East. Their confidence and dignity reflects the spirit of generations of Tennessee fighting men and women. We have much to be proud of on this day.” «Read the rest of this article»

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State Senator Tim Barnes selected to attend southern legislative conference

 

Will serve on Energy and Environment Committee

State Senator Tim Barnes

State Senator Tim Barnes

Nashville – Sen. Tim Barnes has been selected by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey to serve on the Energy and Environment Committee at the Southern Legislative Conference that will be held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, from August 15 to 19.

“I am honored to be selected, and I look forward to attending the Conference,” Sen. Barnes said. “It will be interesting to compare how other states are incorporating green technology into their infrastructure and encouraging businesses to do so as well. I believe it is important for Tennessee to foster good relations with other states and to learn from their initiatives.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Senator Barnes’ and Representative Pitts’ bill eases burden on groups that feed the homeless

 

State Senator Tim Barnes and State Representative Joe Pitts speaking at Veterans Plaza

State Senator Tim Barnes and State Representative Joe Pitts speaking at Veterans Plaza during the 2008 Election.

NASHVILLE – Senator Tim Barnes and Representative Joe Pitts co-sponsored legislation that will make it easier for organizations that feed the homeless to do their work.

The legislation, which passed unanimously in both the Senate and the House, allows not-for-profit groups to provide meals for the homeless without paying costly permit fees that govern restaurants and other commercial food service establishments.

“These organizations and the good folks that run them depend on donations to do their work,” Senator Barnes said. “Their resources, especially in times like these, are small, and the need for their services is great.

“Sen. Barnes and I became aware of this problem by working with Loaves and Fishes,” Rep. Pitts said. “Loaves and Fishes provides invaluable services to Montgomery County, and with this legislation, they will no longer have to bear the costly burden that regulations would place on them.” «Read the rest of this article»

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A Week’s Worth: News from the State Senate

 

The Senate Chambers

The Senate Chambers

‘A Week’s Worth’ is a feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what State Senator Tim Barnes has been working on this past week, and a preview for the coming week in the Senate.

This week:

  • Summer
  • Protecting hometown car dealers
  • Local Water improvments

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A Week’s Worth: News from the State Senate

 

sentimbarnes‘A Week’s Worth’ is a feature that gives Tennesseans an in-depth look at what State Senator Tim Barnes has been working on this past week, and a preview for the coming week in the Senate.

This week:

  • Graduation
  • Protecting our children at school
  • Made in the USA

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