July 10th, 2012
Dear friends in District 30,
I want to let you know I am running for re-election in District 30. I have always served Senate District 30. Senate District 30 has new areas I now serve. My neighborhoods are Evergreen Historic, Vollintine Evergreen, Hyde Park, Hollywood, Douglass, Frayser, Raleigh, Grahamwood, Berclair, The Medical District, and parts of South Memphis near the Soulsville neighborhood. Shelby County and Memphis lost three seats in the Tennessee legislature. One of those seats belonged to Senator Jim Kyle. Senator Kyle worked with the Republicans to be placed in District 30. His old district was District 28. You now have the difficult choice of voting between two seated Democrats. I have represented District 30 since 2007, following Steve Cohen when he went to the US Congress to represent Memphis.
My record stands strong. I am an environmentalist. The www.tnconservationvoters.org rate my legislative record the most positive on conservation issues. Jim Kyle has one of the poorest ratings as a conservation voter. I helped create the State Natural Area in Overton Park to protect the Old Forest.
I stand up for the working person. I am endorsed by the Memphis Education Association, The Tennessee Teacher’s Association, The Memphis Police Association and the Tennessee Plumbers Pipefitters local 1650. I have been a supporter of the Tennessee Nurses association as well.
Issues I have worked on are; protection for citizens who report child abuse, increased funding for Pre-K, senior alert system and the Elder Tennesseans Protection Act, increased penalties for domestic violence offenders, strengthening domestic violence protection laws, tax exemptions for persons 62 years or older on fixed incomes, women to receive equal pay for the same work performed as men, protection for neighborhoods the passage of the Neighborhood Protection Act , passed legislation cracking down on human sex trafficking while protecting the victims, opposed dumping nuclear and radioactive waste in Shelby County landfills and strengthening penalties against criminal gun violence.
Log on to http://votebeverlymarrero.com/ to stay connected during the campaign. Thank you for your support. Early voting begins July 13th. The primary is August 2nd.