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House District 90

2021
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Democrat

Torrey Harris

Family and Personal:
He is a human resource director, public relations consultant, and investor.

Memberships:
He is a member of the NAACP, New Memphis Embark Alumni, Memphis Urban League, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Memphis Metro-Professional Alumni, National Association of African Americans in Human Resources, April 4th Foundation, Tennessee young Democrat, Black Millennial Convention, Young Elected Officials Network, National Caucus of State Legislators, National Caucus of Black State Legislators, and Young Democrats of America.

Councils and Boards:
He is a board member for Methodist University, Shelby County Young Democrats, CHOICES Center for Reproductive Health, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and Democratic National Convention.

615.741.2239

rep.torrey.harris@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. Torrey Harris (D) is a new member in 2021. He serves as a member, Children and Family Affairs Subcommittee, Civil Justice Committee, Education Instruction Committee, and the Education Instruction Subcommittee. He is bold and articulate but in the same mold as his fellow party members. He voted with TLRC on eight bills and against us on twenty. Of the fifteen bills he sponsored, most were reasonable, with three of them passing into law:

HB1166, which requires a foster care agency to provide a child in foster care with contact information for each sibling who is also in foster care.

HB1168, which prohibits a court from solely considering a parent’s disability to determine custody unless it impacts the parent’s ability to meet the needs of the child.

HB1332 – Establishes certain requirements regarding student athletes who are placed in foster care.

The one that he sponsored with which we take issue is HB1165, which would create an African American Historical commission. https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/BillInfo/Default.aspx?BillNumber=HB1165&ga=112

We do not have an official Caucasian-American Historical Commission nor an Asian-American Historical Commission, nor a Latino-American Historical Commission, etc. So, we have to ask the question: if that law were to pass, would it not open a Pandora’s box, and would it not further divide Americans into tribes? We believe that cultural preservation is up to the private sector in America. The constitution is bare bones for a very good reason.

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