Senate District 29

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Raumesh Akbari

Family and Personal:
Sen. Akbari is an attorney.

She is a member of Leadership Council for 2017, The Council of State Governments, Democratic Party of Shelby County, Shelby County Young Democrats, Democratic Women of Shelby County, NAACP, and Memphis Urban League Young Professionals.

Councils and Boards:
She serves as the Democratic Caucus Chairman of the TN General Assembly. She is State Leader of Women in Government. She is Chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators and Co-chair of Interbranch Affairs Committee, The Council of State Governments and the Committee on Children, Youth and Families, National Black Caucus of State Legislators. She is also Financial Secretary of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women and Treasurer of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.



Senator Raumesh Akbari (D): District 29, Memphis, Second Vice-chair, Senate Education Committee.

Senator Akbari is very articulate and assertive. She makes strong arguments but is usually on the wrong side of TLRC positions. She has a 35% vote score, reflective of seventeen votes contrary to TLRC recommendations, although she did vote seven times in concert with our positions.

Senator Akbari sponsored 103 bills, eight of which passed into law. None are especially note-worthy in the positive or the negative.

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 party leadership and paid lobbyists.

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. Democrats and Republicans alike need to step up now to save our constitutionally protected rights and liberties. Our republic is under attack!


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Related Bills

Allows craft brewers to distribute to a 100 mile radius rather than being restricted to their home county.

Vote Result: Failed

Creates new banks of items (questions) for assessments in order to allow current tests items to be revealed after administration.

Vote Result: Passed

Allows direct agreements between patients and healthcare providers

Vote Result: Passed

Limits authority of wildlife resource officers to search/seize on private property, land, buildings, or vehicles.

Vote Result: Passed

No probation or parole for child sex abuser.

Vote Result: Passed

Limits county health officer's quarantine powers. Prohibits government requiring COVID inoculation.

Vote Result: Passed

No CDL for life for those convicted of human/sex trafficking

Vote Result: Passed

Protects female athletes by disallowing biological males, irrespective of gender identification, from competing in girls and women's sports.

Vote Result: Passed

Teacher's discipline freedom; removal of unruly student(s)

Vote Result: Passed

Transparency bill: comptroller audits of entities not open to public scrutiny

Vote Result: Passed