Promise Made, Promise Kept
Jamie believes that a promise made should be a promise kept. In Tennessee, we make a promise to each other that if you work hard, you can have a better life. Jamie will keep that promise in the Tennessee Senate by fighting every day for policies that put Tennessee families ahead.
She is a local girl through and through. Jamie was born at the old St. Mary’s hospital and attended public school in both Knox and Anderson counties. Jamie was the first in her family to graduate college and is a two-time graduate of the University of Tennessee where she obtained her law degree with honors.
Jamie understands that her success was built on the hard work of her family, which included her mother having a job with health care benefits and her father having a good paying job through the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.
She supports Tennessee’s efforts to attract new business and she will work hard to build on the progress that has been made. She does not, however, believe that new businesses should be the only recipients of Tennessee’s investment. Public education, health care that doesn’t break the bank, a good paying job, and equal pay for equal work are investments in Tennessee’s greatest resource, its people.
Jamie was named one of the Knoxville Business Journals “40 Under 40.” She is active in the community, serving as a board member for several local organizations, including, most recently, the Great Smoky Mountain Association and the Interfaith Health Clinic. Due to Jamie’s advocacy for women, she was awarded the Spirit of Justice Award by the East Tennessee Lawyers’ Association for Women. She is also the recipient of the President’s Award from the Knoxville Bar Association for her service to the community. Jamie practices health care and employment law with national firm, Baker Donelson.
Jamie and her husband Michael, a public-school teacher, live in Knoxville and enjoy backpacking, UT football, and spoiling their two rescue dogs, Odell and Obi, rotten. She is your choice on November 6th and she is asking for your vote. Let’s win this race!