Tennessee State Senate, District 19
Brenda Gilmore has been serving the Nashville community for more than 2 decades. As a strong voice for Nashville on the Metro Council and as an experienced and progressive leader in the Tennessee General Assembly State House, Brenda Gilmore is one of Tennessee’s most trusted and dedicated leaders. Brenda Gilmore has a proven record of trusted leadership and always works for the people.
Brenda believes that people deserve real second chances so she successfully sponsored “Ban the Box” to make sure people returning to the workforce after paying their debt to society had a real chance at a job with the government before their background was discussed. Brenda Gilmore worked with her colleagues in the legislature to lower the fees for expungement to make getting your record cleared was less of a financial burden. Brenda stood against the English Only initiative to ensure that Nashville and all of Tennessee remains a welcoming place for everyone. Brenda Gilmore fought to remove symbols of racism and hatred from public places and has stood time and time again against injustice. Ultimately, Brenda Gilmore has worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for all people across Tennessee.
Brenda is running for Tennessee State Senate District 19 to fight for working families and improve the quality of life for all who call Tennessee home. As State Senator, she will continue her work on criminal justice, women’s rights, LGBT equality, and public education. She worked to bring over 1,000 jobs to the Nashville area this past May and over the past twelve years has helped secure thousands of good paying jobs for Middle Tennessee. Brenda continues to fight for women’s’ rights, common sense gun laws, and the expansion of Medicare. Brenda will work to make the culture of legislature open, transparent, and accessible to the people and continue to hold open town hall meetings before each legislative session.