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Dawn On the Issues…

Supporting President Trump

Dawn proudly voted for and supports our President, Donald J. Trump.  Like President Trump, Dawn was a successful business owner before entering public service.  She is not a career politician.  She will continue to fight to support President Trump's agenda in Tennessee and fully supports his plans to Make America Great Again.  

Fighting Illegal Immigration

Dawn cast the deciding vote to prevent passage of the bill that would have granted taxpayer subsidized tuition to illegal immigrants.  She also stood firm against the proposed sanctuary city ordinance.  She will continue to stand firm against granting in-state tuition to illegal immigrants and will continue to fight against attempts to create sanctuary cities in Tennessee. 

Against the Gas Tax Increase

Dawn stood with other House conservative leaders to fight passage of the recent gas tax increase.  She supported a conservative alternative plan that would have funded road improvements without increasing taxes.  She is opposed to Nashville Mayor Megan Barry's proposed $5.2 billion light rail/mass transit boondoggle.

Reducing Spending and Lowering Taxes

As a lifelong conservative Republican, Dawn White is for smaller, smarter government“In this economy, we have all had to learn to ‘do more with less’.  Government should be no different.  To do that, we have to reduce waste and improve efficiency in our government.”

Dawn has voted to reduce state spending and to lower the sales tax on food.  In 2016, she co-sponsored legislation that repealed the Hall Income Tax.

Conservative Values

Dawn White is 100% Pro-Life, Pro-Second Amendment, Pro-Religious Liberty, and Pro-Traditional Marriage.  She has an "A" rating from the NRA and has the highest lifetime conservative rating from the American Conservative Union in the Rutherford County delegation.

Reforming and Improving our Education System

Dawn White is a former teacher in the Murfreesboro City School System, and she understands the issues our students and teachers face every day.  As state representative, Dawn has voted to improve our schools and support teachers.  Dawn believes that educational standards should be set by Tennesseans, not forced on us by the federal government. She is opposed to Common Core. As a conservative, she supports giving parents more choice in the education of their children and giving teachers the flexibility to address each student’s individual needs.  

Jobs and the Economy

As a former small business owner, Dawn White knows that government does not create jobs; businesses do.  She will continue to work to help make Tennessee the most business-friendly state in the country.

“Government can make conditions more difficult for businesses to grow, especially for small business owners who lack the resources to navigate complex regulations. When I first started out in business, I was shocked by the hoops I had to jump through just to hire people.  The red tape was ridiculous! In order to improve our economy and create jobs, we need to continue to eliminate or scale back excessive regulations.”

 Tax Reform

Dawn White will continue to work to reform our state’s tax code and to lower our tax burden. She has voted to lower taxes and to repeal the Hall Income Tax, and has supported tax relief for seniors and veterans.  “I am against a state income tax in any form.   I will continue to work to further reduce the sales tax on food.”

Tort Reform

Dawn White will continue the fight against lawsuit abuse in Tennessee.  She favors establishing a constitutional amendment to ensure Tennessee’s caps on punitive and non-economic damages are part of our tort law.  "Abusive lawsuits and legal claims take a huge toll on business.  I'll continue to fight to put common sense back into our legal system."

Fighting Obamacare Expansion in Tennessee

Dawn White knows that Obamacare is a disaster and fought to prevent the expansion of Obamacare in Tennessee.  You can count on Dawn to continue to fight the implementation of Obamacare in Tennessee.

Returning Legislative Per Diem Payments

Since she was first elected as State Representative, Dawn has returned all of her legislative per diem to the taxpayers of Tennessee.  She is not a career politician and, as a conservative, doesn't think it is right for her to receive money for travel and meal expenses to commute to Nashville.  She has supported reforms to the per diem system for legislators who live within 50 miles of the Capitol.  As State Senator, Dawn will continue her practice of returning all per diem payments to the State of Tennessee. 


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