Senator / Memphis, TN
State Senator Raumesh Akbari was elected to the Tennessee State Senate in fall of 2018 after serving as a State Representative since 2013. Senator Akbari is a member of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee, the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the Senate Ethics Committee and serves as 2nd Vice-Chair of the Senate Education Committee.
She continues to introduce legislation affecting education and educational policy, criminal justice reform, job growth incentives, and other areas that affect her constituents as well as Tennesseans from all walks of life. One of her recent bills has now become law, reducing the amount of time needed for expungement of certain offenses from criminal records. For persons looking to turn their lives around, this will have a significant impact on their ability to seek gainful employment.
Senator Raumesh Akbari is proud to be from Memphis and hopes to continue representing its people with dignity and purpose. In 2019, she received an award for Legislator of the Year from Tennessee’s Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers.
Raumesh Akbari’s Ideas
The bill, the CROWN Act, sponsored by Sen. Raumesh Akbari, was approved by the Tennessee legislature, making it the first statehouse in the rural South to pass legislation barring discrimination towards natural hairstyles.
Problem The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 67% of new jobs in STEM are in computing, jobs that also happen to be some of […]
Education | Raumesh Akbari | Senator | Memphis, TN
Problem In 2014, nearly 43 million adult Americans possessed low literacy rates with 8 million adults reading at a third grade level. In 2021, the […]