State Rep. Raumesh Akbari Is Running For Tennessee State Senate

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Tennessee State Representative Raumesh Akbari is running for State Senate. Akbari picked up her petition Monday from the Shelby County Election Commission office.

The Democrat has served in the house for four years, where she helped pass several bills, ranging from economic development to criminal justice reform.

now she says it's time to take that experience to the next level.

“We have a lot of unique challenges in Memphis, I think, different from other parts of the state,” says State Rep. Akbari. “But I find if we focus on a lot of the things we have in common like education, like dealing with issues of crime and youth who don't have opportunities for employment, opportunities for education, like looking at ways we bring more jobs to our community. We can be more successful as legislators.”

Akbari is running for the Senate seat vacated by Lee Harris, who's running for Shelby County Mayor.


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