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Davette Blalock

House District53

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Incumbent or New

New

Party Affiliation

Republican

City

Nashville

Candidate Email Address

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Campaign Website URL

davetteblalock.com

Campaign Twitter Account

https://twitter.com/davetteblalock

Candidate is running in a contested General Election.


SURVEY QUESTIONS


SURVEY QUESTION 1:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 2:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make sexual orientation a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 3:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make gender identity/expression a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 4:
Would you support or oppose a bill to amend Tennessee’s marriage statute to expressly authorize the issuance of marriage licenses to two people of the same sex?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 5:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Tennessee?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 6:
Do you support or oppose the proposition that a person should be allowed by law to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds to the gender they identify with?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 7:
Would you support or oppose a law creating the office of Solicitor General, a lawyer to serve as the state’s advocate in the court systems, to be appointed by the General Assembly?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 8:
Do you support or oppose the U.S. Department of Justice redefining the word “sex” to also include gender identity for purposes of Title VII and Title IX?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 9:
Would you support or oppose legislation, like Insure Tennessee, that would expand Medicaid coverage in TN beyond the Medicaid eligible population?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 10:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit state courts or any local government from ordering a privately owned business to participate in activities associated with solemnization or celebration of a marriage through the provision of goods or services if participating would violate their beliefs regarding the nature of marriage?

Undecided

SURVEY QUESTION 11:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 12:
Would you support or oppose legislation to award all of Tennessee’s Electors in a presidential election to the Party of the candidate who wins the national popular vote?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 13:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of horse racing tracks in Tennessee at which bets can be placed on races?

Undecided

SURVEY QUESTION 14:
Would you support or oppose a nominee to the TN Supreme Court if there is credible evidence that the nominee believes the state or federal constitution should be viewed or interpreted as a “living” document?

Oppose


ESSAY QUESTIONS


ESSAY QUESTION 1:
Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.

I believe the gov't should cut as much red tape as possible so that new small businesses can open. I would like to see more grants available to places like the Nashville Entrepreneur Center so we can better our future business leaders. I would also like to see our schools teach more of what is required for them to get a job as soon as they exit High School.

ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.

I would like to see the local gov't especially the principals have more control over all aspects of their school's education. Parents should be involved and have all types of choices possible for their children.

ESSAY QUESTION 3:
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever done or accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?

In 2005 I was newly married, had a new baby girl, and opened up my own business all in the same year. The amount of stress was incredible but I just took one day at a time and it all worked out wonderful. It is satisfying now because my wonderful family (husband and two kids) has been through some tough times and we have come out strong. Owning my own business has allowed me to spend time with my children and get involved in politics. It has also given me the opportunity to have several employees and help make peoples lives better. This journey has all be very satisfying and rewarding.

ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?

My experience as a Metro Council Member and owning my own business. Plus, all my line of education in the Real Estate, Securities, and Insurance will serve the committees's well.

ESSAY QUESTION 5:
What bill passed in the last General Assembly that you would have voted against and why, or what bill did not pass in the last General Assembly that you wish had passed and why?

The bill did not pass to be able to carry guns without a permit. I would have liked to have seen that bill passed because I believe in Constitutional Carry.