The brilliant and inspiring Heidi Campbell returns to discuss her run for the United States Congress in the state of Tennessee. We also discuss a wide variety of issues from gun violence to the environmental challenges we face. Please listen and support my incredible friend in her quest to serve the greater good and the people of her state.

Tennessee state Senator Heidi Campbell is a Nashville native, a Mom, a former music industry executive and was the first female Mayor of the city of Oak Hill. As a child she attended St. Bernard, University School of Nashville and Hume-Fogg High School. She’s a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and earned her MBA at Vanderbilt University. As a songwriter and musician, she toured and recorded with her band, The Keep, for several years shortly after college.

Senator Campbell got involved in politics when she formed an opposition campaign when developers tried to change the residential-only status of her hometown by cutting into a wooded hill and building a large shopping mall. Her group was successful in preventing the project, and she decided to run for office. She was elected Vice Mayor and served on the planning commission. Then subsequently, she was elected Mayor and served two terms prior to winning a seat in the Tennessee Senate

Her areas of focus include fiscal accountability, business, the environment, education, and social health. In the state Senate her trademark is bringing compassionate and data-based leadership to the legislature. Senator Campbell is the Chair of the Davidson County Legislative Delegation and also serves on the Fiscal Review, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR), Agriculture, Energy, and Environment, Government Operations committees of the Tennessee General Assembly, and the Environment Committee for the Southern Legislative Conference.

Her family lives in Nashville. Her father is a renowned cardiologist, and her mother is a former nurse, teacher actress and poet. Her sister is a doctor and a science teacher, and her brother is a urologist. She lives near Radnor Lake with her husband Andrew, her two children, and a few Goldendoodles.

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