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Senate District 26

2021
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Republican

Page Walley

Family and Personal:
Sen. Walley is married with three children and three grandchildren and is a Clinical Psychologist and Consultant. He is also a licensed minister and UAB adjunct faculty.

Memberships:
He is a member of the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council, Second Look Commission for Severe Child abuse, TN Farm Bureau, American Psychological Association, the NRA, and the NFIB.

Councils and Boards:
He is 2nd Vice Chair of the Senate State and Local Government Committee and a councilman on the Senate Energy, Agriculture, and Natural Resources Committee. He is also Chair of the American Insurance Trust.

615.741.2368

sen.page.walley@capitol.tn.gov

Senator Page Walley (R): District 26, second Vice-Chairman of the Senate State and Local Committee, formerly served In the House from 1991 to 2000. He was elected to the Senate in 2020. Senator Wally, although considering a huge number of bills, has only endorsed two TLRC chosen bills with his co-sponsorship:

SB0474/HB0855 – Powers/Powers – All businesses are essential in emergencies; no discrimination allowed (passed).

SB1573/HB37 – Bailey/Ogles – State or local government prohibited from designating essential or non-essential businesses (passed).

Senator Walley lost leadership points because of five bills on which he was in conflict with TLRC.

He supported:

SB0425/HB1379 – Massey/Kumar – Would require insurers to cover infertility treatments which would result in higher premiums for all (sent to Summer Study). Dictating to private business is antithetical to the U.S. and Tennessee constitutions but some of our legislators only remember that when it serves them.

SB0736/HB0141 – Johnson/Lamberth (a Governor’s bill with which we take issue) – Special tax exemption for the film and video industry which was supported by a large majority of the General Assembly (passed). TLRC does not support special carve-outs for cherry-picked industries. The government should not be picking winners and losers.

SB0783/HB1204 – Massey/Zachary – Authorizes a special sales and use tax allocation to finance Randy Boyd’s Baseball stadium in Knoxville at the expense of Tennessee taxpayers. Boyd is a mega millionaire (passed).

Media stories on the subject:
Boyd Sports to Profit from Events Held at Taxpayer-Funded Stadium – Tennessee Star

Member of Senate Committee Considering Legislation for Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium is Employee of Law Firm That Could Benefit From Bill’s Passage – Tennessee Star

Five Sponsors of Bill Enabling Randy Boyd’s Taxpayer-Funded Baseball Stadium Received More Than $90,000 in Campaign Funds from Individuals with Ties to the Project – Tennessee Star

Walley opposed these perfectly reasonable bills:

SB0230/HB0016 – Hensley/Cepicky – Teacher’s discipline freedom; creates a path for the removal of unruly student (passed).

SB1267/HB1233 – Bell/Zachary – Authorizes a third restroom facility for the gender-conflicted (passed).

TLRC positions on those bills are based on fairness, constitutional, and fiscal-responsibility principles. Senator Walley sponsored twenty-eight bills, thirteen of which passed into law, none of which TLRC scored. To access, go to: https://wapp.capitol.tn.gov/apps/sponsorlist/default.aspx?id=s260&ga=112

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the laws already on the books. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from leadership and paid lobbyists. Senator Walley needs to find the courage to stand firmly for constitutional principles without compromise.

We are at a crisis point and now is the time to stand for the people instead of special interests, the wealthy, and well-connected, and against those who assume power through corruption and coercion. If we do not, we could very well lose our republic and our liberties.

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