The Tennessee Equality Project Foundation released the following announcement concerning their endorsement of Mike Stewart and Jeanne Richardson.
This year’s legislative races are important for the future of Tennessee’s LGBT community. Today we announce our first endorsements for the Tennessee House of Representatives.
District 52 includes more people on our contact list than any other district in the state. As you would expect, issues important to our community are important to the candidates. In the Democratic primary, TEP-PAC endorses Mike Stewart. Mr. Stewart has shown his commitment to equality in his responses to questions about policy as well as his consistent outreach to our community. His opponent Eric Stansell has also shown a true commitment to issues of equality in response to questions about policy. We thank the candidates for their clear support. If you would like to help Mike Stewart’s campaign, go to http://electmikestewart.org.
In District 89, we again endorse Rep. Jeanne Richardson (D-Memphis). She is running unopposed, but we would be remiss if we did not acknowledge her strong defense of our community in the preceding legislative session. We are grateful for her leadership.