Family and Personal:
Sen. Reeves is married with three children. He is a business owner and a pharmacist. He also serves as a deacon at North Blvd. Church of Christ.
He is a member of the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Rutherford, Leadership Middle Tennessee, Blue Raider Athletic Association, Alzheimer’s Association, American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, and Tennessee’s National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Senator Shane Reeves (R), District 14, joined the Tennessee General Assembly after winning a special election in 2018. He is also the CEO of Twelvestone Health Partners, a growing pharmaceutical and infusion provider headquartered in Murfreesboro. One wonders why Reeves bothers with the state job when his business is growing so fast. It does not seem to be a moral mission as his record is not that great.
Reeves has a respectable, but not remarkable, vote score of 67%, placing him in an 18th through 23rd place tie with several other members. Senator Reeves’ Leadership grade is a dismal D. This grade is based on sponsorships and co-sponsorships of important bills, good and bad, and other meritorious or deleterious actions. There was little to find in this year’s session with which to reward Senator Reeves.
Senator Reeves supported all but one of the bills favored by the TLRC team. He voted against:
- HB1870/SB1880 – No action against doctors for Covid stance.
Reeves vote score suffered because he also supported every bill TLRC opposed:
- HB0204/SB0136 The Crown Act- protecting ethnic hairstyles in the work place
- HB1201/SB1005 Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents; limiting freedom of speech. www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK5Ov35oRxI
- HB2309/SB2464 – Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee
- HB2609/SB2890 – Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team
- HB2886/SB2901 – Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium
- HB8002/SB8002 – Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in West Tennessee
These important bills were supported by Senator Reeves:
- HB1137/SB1197 – No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency Sponsor
- HB1749/SB2285 – Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation. This bill was allowed to be amended and severely watered down by Sen. Bell. This could have been a truly great bill.
- HB1867/SB1823 – Vaccine exemptions protected
- HB1871/SB1982 – Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine
- HB1960/SB1884 – No government vaccine mandates
- HB2128/SB2245 – Election integrity measures
- HB2331/SB2558 – Auditable paper trail voting machines
- HB2454/SB2292 – Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful
- HB2666/SB2247 – Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members
- HB2742/SB2728 – Requires public high schools to teach virtues of capitalism and constitution
- HB2746/SB2188 – Makes Ivermectin available over the counter
We are happy for Reeves’s success in his business and give him high praise for building such a viable operation in so short a period of time. We just hope his business ambitions are divorced from his politics.