Mae Beavers running for Wilson County mayor

Mae Beavers, who resigned from the state Senate last year to make a short-lived run for the Republican gubernatorial nomination, has obtained a qualifying petition to now run for Wilson County mayor, reports the Wilson Post.

She will face Incumbent Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto, who has already filed his qualifying petition. Another potential candidate, Bob Richie, has picked up a petition but has not filed, according to the county election commission office.

Noting she had not intended to seek county office, Beavers said a group of “concerned citizens” met with her Saturday to encourage her to run for the highest seat in county government.

“Today, many are concerned about the finances in the county and the large increases in our property taxes, as well as other concerns,” Beavers told The Wilson Post Friday evening.

Beavers pointed to her experience as a member of the Wilson County Commission from 1990 until 1994, adding the group of citizens knew she was “familiar with the needs of the county.”

“They wanted a conservative to run,” she said. “As a county commissioner, I sponsored a resolution to adopt the 1981 Financial Management Act to hire a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) over finances and get computers for the first time in the county.”

The 1981 Financial Management act was adopted by the county in 1991 and created a finance committee and budget director’s position, centralizing the county’s finances.

Following her time as a county commissioner, the Mt. Juliet Republican served in the State House of Representatives for eight years and in the State Senate from 2002 until 2017, when she stepped down from the seat to enter the race for governor… She suspended her gubernatorial campaign in January, thanking her supporters and noting she looked forward to her “retirement after decades of being an elected official.”

6 Responses to Mae Beavers running for Wilson County mayor

  • Susan E Gingrich says:

    Glad to hear Mae is running. There is a serious lack of genuine constitutional conservative office seekers in TN. Either that, or the definition of conservative has become liberal.

    • Leslie Parsley says:

      “There is a serious lack of genuine constitutional conservative office seekers in TN.”

      Really? I mean, really? You’re serious? One more step to the right and this state will be a fascist state. In fact, it took the brilliant minds in the legislature just 36 seconds to vote NO on a resolution denouncing fascism. If this were 1948 or ’68 or 2008, that would have been unheard of. Open your eyes and read some history.

      • Stuart I. Anderson says:

        Good gosh Leslie, please calm down. Look at it this way, as a liberal living in Tennessee you have the benefit of being ideologically stylish while at the same time you have the benefit of not having to endure the lunacies endemic in a state that is actually governed by liberals. WIN/WIN!

        Now as to the legislature, the majority of our legislators have better things to do than to waste time considering silly, pointless resolutions of which liberals are so fond. Do you expect them to sit there and vote on countless resolutions condemning every totalitarian, or even authoritarian, form of government known to man? I know, you probably are mainly concerned about fascism, but that’s only because you are a liberal. There are ideologies worse than fascism!

        After all, the legislature only meets about three months out of the year, why don’t you give them some slack!

  • Leslie Parsley says:

    I just wish the woman would run away before she causes anymore damage.

  • David Collins says:

    Beavers seeking another elected office just goes to prove the old adage that a politician, once elected to ANY office will do almost anything and run for almost anything to avoid going back to the job they had before they were first elected to office.

  • Eddie White says:

    Mae Beavers is retired, she does not need to go back to any job. She is running because she cares about Wilson County.

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