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Mae Beavers
Mae Beavers.jpg
Tennessee State Senate District 17
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sTrevecca Nazarene University, 1992
Personal
Birthday12/11/1947
Place of birthMillport, AL
ReligionNazarene
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mae Beavers is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 17. She was first elected to the chamber in 2002.

Beavers served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1994 to 2002. Before serving in the Tennessee General Assembly, Beavers was a County Commissioner for Wilson County from 1990 to 1994.

Biography

Beavers graduated with her Bachelor's degree from Trevecca Nazarene University in 1992. She is a retired securities broker and court reporter.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Beavers served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Transportation and Safety, Vice-chair
Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Vice-chair

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Beavers served on these committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Beavers served on these committees:

District 17

Beavers represents Tennessee Senate District 17. District 17 includes Bedford, Moore, and part of Rutherford Counties.

Issues

Law enforcement drones

On February 4, 2013, Beavers introduced SB 796, her proposed "Freedom from Unwarranted Surveillance Act." This bill would ban law enforcement agencies from using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) for collecting evidence or conducting surveillance. Exceptions to the general ban would allow drone use for counter-terrorism activities, for operations for which a warrant has been obtained, or for instances in which a law enforcement agency believes that swift action is needed to save life.[1] Representative James Van Huss introduced the companion HB 591 in the Tennessee House of Representatives on February 4. Beavers' bill was assigned to the Judiciary Committee on February 6.[2]

Health Care Compact

In 2011, Beavers sponsored the Health Care Compact in the Tennessee State Senate.[3]

Health Freedom Act

See also: Health Care Compact

In 2010, Beavers wrote and sponsored the Tennessee Health Freedom Act. This act directed the Tennessee Attorney General to join the Attorneys General of other states to challenge the constitutionality of Obamacare.

The bill passed in the Senate (26-1) in February of 2010, after being recommended by the appropriate Senate committees. In June, five minutes before House Speaker Kent Williams told the House sponsor of the Health Freedom Act, Rep. Mike Bell, that he would vote for the bill and send it out of committee, Williams instead voted to kill the bill.[4]

Elected State Attorney General

Sen. Beavers has filed a resolution (SJR 698) calling for an elected State Attorney General. Beavers said the change in membership of the legislature gives the measure an excellent chance for passage in 2011.

Beavers passed the measure through the Senate in 2010, but the House of Representatives did not pass it.

“Tennessee is the only state in the nation that allows the State Supreme Court to select the attorney general,” said Sen. Beavers. “Forty-three states already select their attorneys general through popular election and it is time for this General Assembly to also show their confidence in the collective wisdom of the people of Tennessee. I am very encouraged that the recent change in membership of the General Assembly will give this resolution an excellent chance for passage.”

In six other states, the Attorney General is selected by either the popularly elected Governor or the popularly elected state legislature. Beavers said that when Tennessee’s Constitution was written calling for nomination by the Supreme Court Justices, the court was popularly elected.

“Tennessee is the only state in the nation in which the people have neither a direct nor indirect voice in the selection of their Attorney General,” Beavers added.[5]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mae Beavers endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [6]

Elections

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010


Beavers was re-elected to the 17th District Seat in 2010. She defeated Democrat George McDonald in the general election on November 2, 2010. She defeated Susan Lynn and Gordon Borck in the August 5 Republican primary.[7][8]

Tennessee State Senate, District 17, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mae Beavers (R) 35,927
George McDonald (D) 21,442

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Beavers won re-election to the 17th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Bob Rochelle (D). [9]

Beavers raised $369,376 for his campaign while Rochelle raised $627,663. [10]

Tennessee State Senate, District 17 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mae Beavers (R) 34,525
Bob Rochelle (D) 25,427

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Beavers is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Beavers raised a total of $1,043,451 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[11]

Mae Beavers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $47,184
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 17 Won $227,211
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $47,275
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 17 Won $369,376
2004 Tennessee State Senate, District 17 Not up for election $33,335
2002 Tennessee State Senate, District 17 Won $217,762
2000 Tennessee State House, District 57 Won $55,379
1998 Tennessee State House, District 57 Won $17,538
1996 Tennessee State House, District 57 Won $28,391
Grand Total Raised $1,043,451

2012

Beavers was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $47,184.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Federal Express$7,134
Tennessee Medical Association$3,500
At&T$2,000
Hometown Pharmacy PAC$2,000
Tennessee Association Of Professional Bail Agents$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,184
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Beavers won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $227,211.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Caucus Of Tennessee$25,000
McCall PAC$15,000
Tennessee Firearms Association$8,000
RAAMPC$7,500
MPAC$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$227,211
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Beavers was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $47,275.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Medical Association$5,500
Federal Express$3,000
AT&T$2,300
Tennessee Health Care Association$2,000
Tennessee Chiropractic Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$47,275
Source:Follow the Money

2006

Beavers won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $369,376.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Caucus$75,000
Republicans Achieving a Majority$15,000
Tennessee Conservative PAC$10,000
National Healthcare Corp.$9,500
Salt PAC$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$369,376
Source:Follow the Money

2004

Beavers was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $33,335.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Highway Contractors$2,000
Concerned Automotive Retailers$1,200
Tennessee Chiropractic Association$1,000
Tennessee Bankers Association$1,000
Siebert, Harold L$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$33,335
Source:Follow the Money

2002

Beavers won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $217,762.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte$39,662
Cmte To Elect Mae Beavers$23,341
Equal Opportunity In Education Project$14,750
National Healthcare Corp$10,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$217,762
Source:Follow the Money

2000

Beavers won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $55,379.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$3,250
House Republican Caucus Of Tennessee$2,000
Tennessee Employees Action Movement$1,000
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters$1,000
Tennessee Bankers Association$750
Total Raised in 2012$55,379
Source:Follow the Money

1998

Beavers won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $17,538.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$1,250
Corrections Corp Of America$600
UPS$500
Tennessee Association Of Realtors$500
National Healthcare Corp$500
Total Raised in 2012$17,538
Source:Follow the Money

1996

Beavers won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Beavers raised a total of $28,391.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mae Beavers's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte$3,832
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$2,833
National Healthcare Corp$2,500
Pope, Robert B$1,600
House Republican Caucus$1,556
Total Raised in 2012$28,391
Source:Follow the Money

Personal

Beavers and her husband, Jerry, have two children. They currently reside in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Robert Rochelle
Tennessee Senate District 17
2003-present
Succeeded by
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