17th District Senate candidate Mae Beavers and Matt Studd, a Cannon County Election Commissioner, are shown during Thursday's Meet and Greet at Joe's Place. (Photos by Jim Gibbs)
Senator Mae Beavers joined with Cannon County citizens at Joe’s Place Restaurant Thursday evening for a little networking and political talk. Accompanied by her husband Jerry Beavers, Senator Beavers socialized with local constituents and discussed political issues in her bid for reelection.
Senator Mae Beavers is the Tennessee Senator for the 17th district, which is composed of Cannon, Clay, DeKalb, Macon, Smith, Trousdale, and Wilson counties, as well as part of Sumner County. She has served as a state senator since the 103rd General Assembly, and as a state representative in the 99th through the 102nd General Assemblies.
Mae Beavers is the Chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee, as well as a member of the Senate Commerce Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee. Beavers is also the Treasurer of the Senate Republican Caucus. She was the Republican Assistant Floor Leader during the 103rd General Assembly, and the House Republican Caucus Secretary in the 100th through the 102nd General Assemblies.
Mae Beavers has represented the citizens on the Wilson County Commission (1990-1994), in the State House of Representatives (1994-2002), and in the State Senate (2002- the present). Currently, Mae Beavers is running for her third term in the State Senate.
Mae Beavers graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Trevecca Nazarene University and works as an investment broker.