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Shane Reeves at the GOP

Shane Reeves at the GOP

Tennessee State Senator candidate Shane Reeves spoke to over 60 guests at the GOP headquarters, Tuesday January 9, 2018, outlining why he is running for the seat in District 14, vacated by Jim Tracy last year. During the GOP event “Dessert & Coffee with the Candidate,” Mr. Reeves spoke of his family’s long history in the county that can be traced back for generations. He also spoke about how he got into the pharmacy business, and ended up running his own company.

Mr. Reeves talked about some of the challenges facing his district, and discussed transportation, schools, opioid crisis and making the area friendly for businesses. He spoke of his support for charter schools, but emphasized that as a state Senator, he would throw his support to the local school boards to shape and run the school system. During a Q&A session he expressed skepticism at the Nashville Mayor’s plans to spend billions of dollars on mass transit system. Mr. Reeves said we live in a time where new technologies are emerging, and more and more people work from home, and questioned the project.

On the opioid crisis he spoke of how the pharmaceutical offerings have changed over the past decades, to where abuse of opioids has become a huge problem for our community. He was not in favor of outright banning opioids since they work well for the patients they were intended for. On the other hand, he did not want to legalize marijuana and add another problem to the mix since we haven’t been able to deal with the current opioid crisis.