State Senate Candidate to Give Per Diem Expenses to Charity
Murfreesboro, TN, January 5, 2018 –– Shane Reeves, conservative Republican candidate in the 14th senatorial district special election, announced today that he will donate his per diem back to the taxpayers of the 14th district.
“I am a conservative family man and businessman that plans on taking this same conservative approach to Nashville as a state senator. Since I am seeking to work for the people of the 14th district, my travel expenses from Murfreesboro to Nashville should fall on me– not the taxpayers. I am pledging today to make the “Conservative Per Diem Pledge” and donate all of those funds back to the 14th district taxpayers.”
Lawmakers across Tennessee receive reimbursement for the expenses they incur for driving back and forth from Nashville and for nights away from home. Some lawmakers have been known to take advantage of the per diem system.
“One of the questions that I want to ask myself every day is, ‘What can I do today to ensure that I am being a good steward with Tennessee tax dollars?’ I have spent my entire life in business giving back time and money to causes that I believe in that are located in my community. It will be a great privilege to continue this philosophy as a state senator.”
Reeves is running in the January 25th special election to fill the seat that Jim Tracy vacated in early November. The district includes Rutherford, Bedford, Marshall, Moore, and Lincoln counties.