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House District 98

2022
Parkinson-Antonio
Democrat

Antonio Parkinson

Family and Personal:
Rep. Parkinson is a Lieutenant with the Shelby County Fire Department and a retired US Marine. He is also the founder of ABetterMemphis.Com, The Block Party for Peace, and Black Market Strategies.

Memberships:
He is a member of the Memphis & Shelby County Music Commission, Frayser Exchange Club, Frayser Community Development Corporation, Raleigh Community Council, and Fresh Starts Community Baby Shower Initiative to lower the Infant Mortality rate in Shelby County.

Councils and Boards:
He is the Democratic Caucus vice chairman. He is also president of The Voice of Raleigh and Frayser Community Action Network.

615.741.4575

rep.antonio.parkinson@capitol.tn.gov

Rep. Parkinson predominantly followed the Democrat party line and voted against many bills chosen for education reform, medical freedom, second amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, governmental transparency, election integrity, and constitutional fidelity. Rep. Parkinson earned a vote score of 48% and a leadership grade of F based on his sponsorships and other meritorious or deleterious actions.

Here are some of the bills Rep. Parkinson 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]
• 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]
• HB2316/SB2153 No males in girls’ sports. [Passed]
• HB2331/SB2558 Auditable paper trail voting machines. [Passed]
• HB2454/SB2292 Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful. [Passed]
• HB2609/SB2890 Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team. [Passed]
• HB2742/SB2728 Requires public high schools to teach virtues of capitalism and constitution. [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. Parkinson opposed:

• HB0800/SB1216 Education: No material allowed promoting/normalizing non-traditional sex. [Never put back on Cal.]
• HB1749/SB2285 Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation. [Passed]
• HB1867/SB1823 Vaccine exemptions protected. [Passed]
• HB1871/SB1982 Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine. [Passed]
• HB1880/SB1830 School boards- give public freedom to speak. [Killed in H. Ed. Admin]
• HB1960/SB1884 No government vaccine mandates [Passed]
• HB2666/SB2247 Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members. [Passed]
• HB2746/SB2188 Makes Ivermectin available over the counter. [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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Vote Score

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Lifetime Score

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Average for All Members
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Leadership Grade

Related Bills

Excludes LEA's from ability to use obscenity exception

Vote Result: Pass House Only

OTC Ivermectin

Vote Result: Passed

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

No restrictions on church activities in emergencies

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