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House District 87

2022
Camper-Karen
Democrat

Karen Camper

Family and Personal:
Rep. Camper has one child and is a retired Chief Warrant Officer Three with the US Army. She is also owner of Key II Entertainment and a substitute teacher in the Memphis city school system.

Memberships:
She is a member of the Shelby County Delegation, Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11333, NAACP, Charter Member of Women in Military Service for America, Lifetime Member of Black in Government, National Caucus of Environment Legislators, CSG Toll Fellow, NOBLE Women, and Black in Government.

Councils and Boards:
She serves as Democratic Caucus Treasurer and is TN State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators. She is board member of National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, Vice Chair of Tennessee Economic Council on Women, Board member of Women’s Actions for New Directions Region IV Chair of National Black Caucus of State Legislators and Second Vice President Chair, Shelby County Delegation. She is Executive Director of the Humble Hearts Foundation, Inc.

615.741.1898

rep.karen.camper@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. Camper followed the Democrat party line and voted against bills chosen for education reform, medical freedom, second amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, governmental transparency, election integrity, and constitutional fidelity. Rep. Camper earned a vote score of 16% and a leadership grade of F based on her sponsorships and other meritorious or deleterious actions.

Here are some of the bills Rep. Camper supported:

• HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the workplace. [Passed]
• HB1201/SB1005 Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech. [Passed]
• HB1871/SB1982 Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine. [Passed]
• HB1944/SB1944 porn in libraries, criminal offense Amended [Failed in S. Judiciary]
• HB2067/SB2189 Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot. [Failed to pass house]
• HB2128/SB2245 Election integrity measures. [Passed]
• HB2309/SB2464 Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee. [Passed]
• HB2331/SB2558 Auditable paper trail voting machines. [Passed]
• HB2609/SB2890 Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team. [Passed]
• HB2886/SB2901 Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium. [Passed]
• HB8002/SB8002 Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN. [Passed]

Here are some of the TLRC-endorsed bills Rep. Camper opposed:

• HB1749/SB2285 Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation. [Passed]
• HB1867/SB1823 Vaccine exemptions protected. [Passed]
• HB1873/SB1858 Merchant must accept cash. [Failed in H. Banking
• HB1960/SB1884 No government vaccine mandates [Passed]
• HB2310/SB2023 Fee for out-of-US money transfer. [Failed H. Commerce]
• HB2316/SB2153 No males in girls’ sports. [Passed]
• HB2454/SB2292 Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful. [Passed]
• HB2666/SB2247 Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members. [Passed]
• HB2742/SB2728 Requires public high schools to teach virtues of capitalism and constitution. [Passed]

Democrat ideas and policies do not correspond with the TN or US constitutions. They do little to advance the well-being of their constituents or the population in general. They would do well to examine the motives of those by whom they are guided.

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Leadership Grade

Related Bills

Excludes LEA's from ability to use obscenity exception

Vote Result: Pass House Only

Court decisions de novo

Vote Result: Passed

Auditable paper trail voting machines

Vote Result: Passed

No males in girls' sports

Vote Result: Passed

Recognition of natural immunity

Vote Result: Passed

No government vaccine mandates

Vote Result: Passed

Election integrity

Vote Result: Passed

Protection for vaccine exemptions

Vote Result: Passed

Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium

Vote Result: Passed

Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism

Vote Result: Passed

Redefines "obscene" to include educational material

Vote Result: Passed

Provide taxpayer money to Ford for the construction of an electric vehicle plant

Vote Result: Passed