Smith wins 40th Democratic primary

Aug 2, 2012 Full story: The Tennessean 22

Democrat Sarah Marie Smith of Carthage won the Democratic primary against Wesley Duane Hodges of Gallatin to challenge incumbent Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster in the 40th District state House race in November.

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#1 Aug 4, 2012
Go Sarah Marie! With your education, intellect and QUALIFICATIONS you should be elected in November with no problem!

Gordonsville, TN

#2 Aug 4, 2012
Congratulations Sarah, Just be careful what you say about the NRA. Terri is uptight with them.

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#3 Aug 4, 2012
I would like to know what her views are on the motorcycle rights.

Livingston, TN

#4 Aug 5, 2012
GKK wrote:
Go Sarah Marie! With your education, intellect and QUALIFICATIONS you should be elected in November with no problem!
Wrong, People are tired of Democraps and their idiotic policies.
Carthage Resident

Franklin, TN

#5 Aug 5, 2012
Congratulations Sarah Marie!!!!Good luck!!!
oh yeah

Brush Creek, TN

#6 Aug 5, 2012
So proud of Sarah Marie. She will do wonders for our district
My Opinion

Brush Creek, TN

#7 Aug 5, 2012
I'm sure she is a nice lady, but she is as left wing as there can be. you would think this area could come up with better candidates in both parties. But at least Weaver will vote Conservative.

We dont have any whales that need to be saved, so don't think there is a chance Sarah Marie will win.


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#8 Aug 5, 2012
Would have loved seeing James Hale n this race.

Gallatin, TN

#9 Aug 6, 2012
Sarah Marie Smith doesn't stand a chance !!!

Livingston, TN

#10 Aug 6, 2012
She probably only won because she was listed first on the ballot. Democrats are the most uninformed voters on the planet as evident by their voting in the senate race for Mark Clayton. Why did Clayton win you ask? Because he was listed first on the ballot.ROTFLMAO.
Barney Fife

Goodlettsville, TN

#11 Aug 6, 2012
She's a nut.

Gordonsville, TN

#12 Aug 7, 2012
She's one of the "dirt people".

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#13 Aug 7, 2012
Y'all are joking if you think this fruit loop has a chance!

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#14 Oct 2, 2012

CARTHAGE, Tenn.– The TEA Fund for Children and Public Education, the political arm of the Tennessee Education Association, has endorsed Sarah Marie Smith in her bid to represent the people of State House District 40.

“Sarah Marie Smith is the clear choice for parents and teachers who want strong schools and high quality teachers in Tennessee,” said Jerry Winters, Government Relations Manager for the Tennessee Education Association.“We are proud to stand with Ms. Smith as she works to bring common sense back to the state legislature by ensuring that we have good schools and great teachers.”

Sarah Marie Smith, a former educator, is seeking the office of TN House of Representatives for District 40, which includes all of Smith and Trousdale and parts of Sumner and DeKalb counties.

“As a child growing up in Carthage, I observed firsthand the dedication and compassion of my father, a former teacher and high school principal in Smith County, and other educators who taught and nurtured the young people entrusted to them,” said Ms. Smith.“One reason I’m running for State Representative is to support public education and to ensure that students and teachers have their voices heard when the legislature is making decisions that will have an impact on our schools.”

Ms. Smith is a graduate of Smith County High School. She earned a Bachelor of Science from MTSU and a Master of Arts from Lipscomb University. She is a Tennessee Supreme Court Listed Mediator who works with both civil and family disputes.

The Tennessee Education Association is the state’s largest professional organization representing over 46,000 elementary and secondary teachers, school administrators, education support personnel, higher education faculty, and students preparing to become teachers.
Carthage Citizen

Franklin, TN

#15 Oct 2, 2012
Good for you Miss Smith.I was in school with you and remember how smart you were and what great grades you made. Great scores in college also.You will do a great job.

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#16 Oct 2, 2012
It will take alot right now for her to win. TERRI Lynne is all for our bikers & their rights. Asked Sarah to attend 1 of r meetns and hasnt.

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#17 Oct 9, 2012
State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver Wasted Millions
of Taxpayer Dollars on Virtual Schools
Out-of-State Corporate Scheme Produces Test Scores in Bottom 11 Percent
NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Republican State Representative Terri Lynn Weaver is facing tough questions over her support of a big money privatization scheme that forked out millions of taxpayer dollars to an out-of-state, for-profit corporation that fails do what it promises: educate our students.
In 2011 Weaver, representing Macon, Smith, and DeKalb counties, voted for HB 1030, a bill allowing virtual schools to set up shop in Tennessee. This led to the creation of the Tennessee Virtual Academy (TNVA). The corporation that operates the Tennessee Virtual Academy is “K12 Inc.,” a Virginia-based company co-founded in 2000 with a multi-million dollar investment from Michael Milken, a convicted felon who pleaded guilty to securities fraud in 1990 and served two years in prison.
After one year in existence, the Union County School System, the headquarters county for TNVA, required an $8 million increase in funding. After compiling test scores for school systems in Tennessee, the Virtual Academy scored in the bottom 11 percent of school performance in the state. Governor Bill Haslam’s education commissioner called TNVA student test scores “unacceptable,” and state officials have called for an investigation into the Tennessee Virtual Academy and the law that created it.*(background below)
“How are we going to improve education in this state if our politicians are diverting millions in taxpayer dollars to an out-of-state corporation co-founded by a convicted felon?’”“Rep. Teri Lynn Weaver voted for a scheme that lacks accountability, increases costs, and fails our students. It would appear that she has decided it is more important to score political points with big money special interests than to take an interest in the needs of Tennessee’s students.”
Governor Haslam and some state legislators, including Rep. Weaver, also want to divert money from public education into privately-run charter schools. To show force in this area, they have threatened to withhold over three million dollars in State funding for Metro Nashville Public Schools if Metro doesn’t approve a Charter school known as Great Hearts Academy. If State Government funds privately-run schools with taxpayer dollars, this dilutes funding to our public schools and puts pressure on county governments and school boards to find additional sources of funding to keep their public school systems viable.
The governor has also requested a study of the feasibility of school vouchers, which would divert millions of dollars from public education into a variety of up and coming companies designed to make a profit from taxpayer dollars. Rep. Weaver has made known publicly her approval of the voucher system.
Weaver’s voting record shows that she is in favor of funding private schools and corporate educational schemes, all or in part, with taxpayer funds.“In times like these, Tennesseans can’t afford politicians like Mrs. Weaver who waste our education dollars on out-of-state special interest schemes and gamble with the future of our children,” Forrester said.
Weaver’s opponent, Sarah Marie Smith, takes a different position on virtual schools, privately-run charter schools, and vouchers. Ms. Smith thinks that public funding should be limited to public schools.“If School Boards, Superintendents, County Commissions, and County Mayors in District 40 will give me their support in the November 6th election for Tennessee House of Representatives,” said Ms. Smith,“I will make every effort as their State Representative to support the funding of public schools and stop public funds from being drained by privately-run charter schools, virtual schools, and vouchers. I will fight to keep our public funds where they belong – in our public schools.”

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Cookeville, TN

#19 Oct 28, 2012
Jim wrote:
If you think this means anything your nuts....They endorse democraps in every election unless their record is bad as Obama's....and still almost every time.....

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#20 Nov 1, 2012
Forgot one! SIERRA CLUB!
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