Senator Heidi Campbell: Defending Nashville
Nashville is in the midst of a hostile takeover from our state legislature. Members of the controlling party are focused on taking rights away from our city and our families. During Senator Campbell’s term in the General Assembly, they passed legislation to cut the Metro Nashville Council in half; take over seats on the city’s sports and airport authorities; eliminate Nashville’s community oversight board; change the votes necessary for renovations at the speedway; and restrict tax revenue collected around the Music City Center.
Senator Campbell saw these attempts for what they are: an attempt to subvert the will of Nashville voters and she fought back at every opportunity. She will always stand up for her district and her hometown.
Senator Heidi Campbell: Delivering Results for Tennessee Families
Senator Campbell and her Democratic colleagues in the General Assembly remain focused on sponsoring legislation to strengthen families and communities, to invest in our kids, and to create more opportunity for all Tennesseans. They want to return Tennessee to the basic idea that built the middle class: the government must work better for families who work hard and play by the rules.
Count on Senator Campbell to continue to do the hard work of reaching across the aisle to get results for folks who punch a clock, for working and middle class families, and for those who feel they don't have a voice.
Senator Heidi Campbell: Mom, Mayor, State Legislator
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 Academy, 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. She owns a music publishing company and worked in music licensing and as the marketing director for a record label for several years.
Senator Campbell got involved in politics when she formed an opposition campaign to a plan to change the “residential-only” status of her hometown to cut into a wooded hill and build 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. Subsequently she was elected Mayor and served two terms prior to running for the state senate.
Her areas of focus include fiscal accountability, equity, local business development, public safety, the environment, education, and social health. In the state senate her focus is on bringing compassionate and data-based leadership to the legislature. Senator Campbell is the former Chair of the Davidson County Senate Caucus, and serves on the Fiscal Review, TACIR, Agriculture, Energy, and Government Operations committees, Transportation and is the state lead of the Environment Committee for the Southern Legislative Conference.
Her father is a renowned Cardiologist in the Nashville area, 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.
More about Heidi
Sponsor or co-sponsor of more than 100 bills during the Tennessee General Assembly
First female Senator for Tennessee Senate District 20
Chair of the Davidson County Legislative Delegation during 112th General Assembly
Member of the Government Operations Committee with oversight of all government programs
Member of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Fiscal Review Committee
Member of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
Board Member of Rochelle Center
First female Mayor of Oak Hill
Member of the Greater Nashville Regional Council’s Mayor Caucus working on long-term solutions for smart growth, resilient infrastructure, managing municipal waste, and developing our home care workforce
Former music industry executive
Songwriter and musician who toured and recorded with her band, The Keep