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Business, Free Enterprise and Constitutional Issues; Pro-Life and Pro Second Amendment. Susan Lynn is a member of the Tennessee General Assembly. She serves as Chairman of the Consumer and Human Resources subcommittee and on the Finance Ways and Means Committee. She holds a BS in economics and a minor in history.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Groups endorse Susan Lynn for State Senate

I'm proud to announce that I've been endorsed by five tea parties in Tennessee, Sumner County SURG and by conservative blogger, Ken Marerro.

Please take a moment to read these endorsements.

Rep. Susan Lynn
Candidate for State Senate
District 17

www.VoteSusanLynn.com

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

SURG Endorses Susan Lynn for State Senate

Susan Lynn Endorsed by Sumner United for Responsible Government!

Sumner United for Responsible Government, one of the largest and most active tea party groups in Tennessee, has selected Susan Lynn as their first ever political endorsement. Susan is running in the Republican primary for Tennessee Senate District 17.

As a State Representative Susan has consistently been the most vocal and effective advocate for the principles of individual liberty and state sovereignty in the Tennessee legislature. She has a deep and abiding commitment to the U.S. Constitution, which is reflected in her numerous bills reclaiming Tennessee's state sovereignty and protecting Tennesseans from an intrusive federal government. Susan established and now leads a committee that is communicating and recruiting other states to work together to protect the rights of the States and individual citizens. She continuously introduces and passes legislation that protects citizens from government and protects Tennessee from federal overreach. She is the definition of a tea party candidate.

Susan has been an unstoppable force in reigning in government spending, taxes, and waste and supporting Tennessee values. Her record on taxes, illegal immigration, support for small business, crime, life and education is impeccable.

We urge you to make a donation to Susan Lynn today and volunteer to help with her campaign. Susan is running against an entrenched State Senator and will need every bit of your support. Visit Susan's website: http://www.repsusanlynn.com

Thank you John Smaldone & friends!!!


FROM THE DESK OF JOHN A. SMALDONE

Cross County Patriots
Tennessee Tea Party Coalition
Loan Star Tea Party
Smoky Mountain Tea Party Patriots
The Tea Party Patriots
P.O. Box 5688Maryville, TN 37802
865-982-5180
E-Mail: john@usa-godandcountry-petition.com


2010 THE YEAR OF RECONING, THE YEAR WE MUST VOTE
THE YEAR WE MUST VOTE FOR THE RIGHT PEOPLE

We have endorsed what I feel are three of the most qualified people for the job they will be taking on. I would like you to know something about these people so you can judge for yourself.

Susan Lynn is running for state senator of Tennessee. Where do you begin about Susan. Her life is consumed with her love and passion for the state of Tennessee. Let me tell you a little about Susan, than you will know why we need to support and vote for her.

Susan Lynn has represented the 57th Legislative District in the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 106th, 105th, 104th and 103rd General Assemblies. She is chairman of the House Government Operations Committee, and serves on the Calendar & Rules and Commerce Committees as well as the Small Business Sub-Committee.

Susan has been the recipient of the Legislator of the Year Award by the Greater Nashville Regional Council; the Guardian of Small Business and the Champion of Small Business awards from NFIB and recipient of the Hann’s Seidel memorial fellowship.

Her endorsements have included Tennessee Right to Life, NRA, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Tennessee Chamber of Commerce, Local police and Firefighters.

She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and a minor in history from Tennessee State University where she graduated Cum Laude.
I could go on and on about Susan. You need to go to her website and see all that she has accomplished for the state of Tennessee and Our country. Susan’s website will give you an in-depth look at her past voting record as well as all the committees she is on and all of her accomplishments. Please got to Susan’s website and study the candidate. Once you do, you will have no problem voting YES for Susan Lynn.


http://www.votesusanlynn.com/

Friday, June 04, 2010

Inside Baseball on the Health Care Freedom Act(s)

There is some confusion over the bills so here is the inside baseball.

There are two bills and a Constitutional Amendment. One bill and the Constitutional Amendment are now dead.

(HB2622/SB2560)I filed the Health Care Freedom Act on January 14th and gave the Senate companion to Senator Diane Black. My bill is model legislation from the American Legislative Exchange Council (http://www.alec.org/). I am a Task Force Chairman at ALEC. We worked on this bill all last summer and fall through conference calls – then passed it as national model legislation at ALEC’s December meeting in Washington DC. It is being run all over the country and has passed in many states. The Attorney General opined that my bill is Constitutional.

HB3433/SB3498) Senator Beavers filed another version of the bill on January 28, one which she also named the Health Care Freedom Act. She gave the House companion bill to Rep. Harwell to run. Harwell felt bad when she realized that Beavers had filed a bill similar to mine so she asked me to take over the bill. I refused saying I was concerned about political appearances. So after a couple of more weeks of talking it over, Harwell gave the bill to Rep. Bell on 2/22/10. It was found to be un-Constitutional by the AG. Beavers has stated that her bill is not the ALEC model legislation however it was created by an ALEC state chairman.

HJR745 - I also filed a Constitutional Amendment, called the Health Care Freedom Act, to amend the Tennessee Constitution to do the same thing.

Both bills and the Constitutional Amendment made it out of Industrial Impact Committee and the Commerce Committee in the House. Bell’s bill (Mae’s) and my Constitutional Amendment made it to the Finance Committee. Bell’s bill died in Finance because the Speaker voted against it. He said because it is unconstitutional and because Rep. Odom read something out of the federal legislation that influenced him. My Constitutional Amendment died in Finance too.

My Health Care Freedom Act bill made it to the Calendar and Rules Committee (it didn’t have to go to Finance Com) where it has averted death many times and been held up waiting for my Senate sponsor to take action on the bill. At this point, all of the Senate committees are closed so right now the bill cannot be run. However, my Senate sponsor says she is working hard to get a committee open so she can run the bill. I hope so.

Speaker Williams voted for my bill in Calendar and Rules Committee yesterday afternoon because it is Constitutional - so now the bill is on the floor calendar. To get the bill voted out of Calendar Committee, and close the debate so we could take the vote or else the Democrats would have prevented us from calling the question indefinately, I had to promise that I won’t run the bill on the floor unless the Senate version makes it out of the Senate Committee.

I hope and pray that the bill makes it out of the Senate committee…stay tuned.

In addition, I filed HJR704, to send a message to Congress about the health care bill and their mandates on us. It was a HUGE two hour floor fight to get it passed. So far, it has not passed in the Senate either. I hope you will watch the video of the floor fight. It was a battle but I really loved defending this legislation.


GOLDWATER INSTITUTE'S NOTES
ALEC'S NOTES ON BILL