Endorsements in Senate District 6 Race

News-Sentinel Backs Roddy
When Jamie Woodson announced she would resign her 6th District state Senate seat last spring to run an education nonprofit, three fellow Republican women leapt at the chance to succeed her in a special election.
Our choice in the Republican primary to replace Woodson is City Councilwoman Marilyn Roddy.
Roddy would bring to the seat an impressive command of the issues facing state government, experience working with Gov. Bill Haslam when he was mayor and a strong emphasis on education shared with Woodson.
….Roddy faces a tough road to the general election. Her strongest opponent is Becky Duncan Massey, who has done stellar work in the community as executive director of the Sertoma Center. Though politically inexperienced herself, she grew up the daughter of a congressman and is the sister of U.S. Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. Victoria DeFreese, a former Knox County commissioner, has enough name recognition and enthusiasm for campaigning to siphon off enough votes to make a difference in the outcome.
All three primary candidates paint themselves as conservative, but Roddy’s record on City Council and her statements in interviews and in candidate forums indicate she will be more pragmatic than ideological, making her an ideal legislative ally for Haslam.
(Full editorial HERE.)
State Employees for Massey
News release from TSEA’s PAC:
NASHVILLE – Monday, September 12, 2011 -The Tennessee Employees Action Movement (TEAM) – the PAC of the Tennessee State Employees Association – proudly endorses Becky Duncan Massey (R – Knoxville) in her bid for election to the District 6 seat of the Tennessee State Senate
“We are pleased to endorse Becky Duncan Massey’s campaign,” said James Braswell, Chair of the TEAM Administrative Committee. “Becky Massey appreciates state employees and values the services they provide daily to the citizens of Tennessee. She understands that quality services depend on a motivated, effective and efficient workforce and we believe she will be a strong supporter of state employees.” said Braswell.
TEAM, is the political action arm of the Tennessee State Employees Association, which represents hundreds of state employees in the 6th Senate District. TSEA was established in 1974. For further information, visit the Web site at www.tseaonline.org.

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