Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 205 has endorsed Katrina Robinson in the Democratic primary for State Senate district 33, which is located in Memphis, TN.
Robinson, a business owner and registered nurse, is challenging incumbent state senator Reginald Tate. “Katrina understands the needs of working families in Shelby County and Tennessee and will fight for them in the State Senate,” said Brenda Shields, a cafeteria manager for the Shelby County school district who also serves as a union officer for Local 205.
After serving as a registered nurse at Methodist Healthcare in Memphis, Robinson went on to found the Healthcare Institute – a vocational training school which has since become the only independently-owned licensed nursing program in the state of Tennessee. Robinson currently serves as chair of the Shelby County Government Ethics Commission and is involved in various government and business program initiatives designed to increase support for minority and women owned businesses. More information about Robinson can be found at www.votekatrinarobinson.com.
Election Day for party primary elections in Tennessee is Thursday, August 2. Complete information on early voting dates and voting locations is available from the Shelby County Election Commission at 901-222-1200.