State Senator Mae Beavers won’t seek re-election, but make run for Wilson County mayor


NASHVILLE-Senator Mae Beavers has decided that she will not seek re-election for the office of senator for the 17th Senatorial District in November of 2010.  

Instead, she announced a few weeks ago that she intends to run for mayor of Wilson County, she said in a press release last week. 

“I have thought long and hard about this decision,” said Beavers.  “However, after talks with my family and friends, I have decided that I cannot pass up this opportunity to make an impact in my local community of Wilson County.”

Senator Beavers stressed that she will continue to serve the people of Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, and Wilson counties as Senator for the next year, including remaining Chairman of the Judiciary Committee – one of the most important committees in the Senate.

“I have served the people of this district in the House and Senate for over fifteen years now,” said Beavers.  “I look forward to continuing to serve them and to see sound legislation passed next year that will benefit the entire 17th District.”

Beavers plans on sending out a legislative survey in the months ahead to give all of the citizens of District 17 a chance to highlight crucial issues that were addressed this year and issues that need to be addressed in the next legislative year.