State Rep. Antonio Parkinson has become known as a fierce fighter for the people of Tennessee. He has been vocal in the protection of the citizens of Memphis when under attack from others across the state. 

State Rep. Antonio Parkinson has authored and passed laws that have protected working men and women, removed violent criminals from our communities along with laws that have opened the door for new businesses and careers to be started. 

He has fought for women to receive equal pay, affordable health insurance for all Tennesseans, a livable wage for all and quality education for our children and adults. 

"I was considered the under dog growing up and now I fight for those that feel as if they don't have a voice."

"When I first ran, I ran on STRONG, DECISIVE LEADERSHIP". I still believe in that mantra and it is just that that has allowed us to get the wins we have received in a Republican controlled legislature".


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    “He is a genuinely good person that has the citizens at heart always. He speaks his mind about the things that matter, and gets results.”

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    “He's fair and he cares about the children and the community people in general”

May 18, 2018

Lets see who responds. Can I get 10 of my friends to donate $10 to our re-election effort right now?

You know my heart. You know my efforts. You know my fight. Help me to get back to the fight.

May 16, 2018

Antonio Parkinson fearlessly took on the state on behalf of Memphis! Join the fight with Antonio!

When members of the Republican controlled Tennessee House targeted Memphis with hateful legislation that took $250,000 out of the budget for the city of Memphis to plan its bi-centennial celebration, it was State Representative Antonio Parkinson that stood up and called the legislation exactly what it was. 

During Tuesday's floor session, Democrats argued the amendment was vindictive. Rep. Antonio Parkinson, D-Memphis, called it the most "vile, racist" effort he had seen and said Republicans viewed Forrest "as if he was God."

This courageous act by Rep. Parkinson invoked a response from his colleagues as they booed from their seats. 

When asked how he felt about being boo-ed by his Republican colleagues, Rep. Parkinson said it was the best "boo" he ever received. He went on to say that that was the "boo" heard around the world as the veil was ripped away from the Tennessee legislature thus exposing the true culture at Tennessee's capitol. 

Help us to send Rep. Parkinson back to Nashville to continue to be the bold leader he has shown himself to be. 

Take a few seconds to donate to the campaign to re-elect State Representative Antonio Parkinson right now. 

May 15, 2018

Thank you barbers and stylists for your support.

Last night we kicked our campaign off with the barber and cosmetology professionals. I am truly grateful for their support. Many of you know about the fight that took place in Nashville over House Bill 1809.  HB 1809 would have gutted the beauty, barber and natural hair industry in Tennessee by removing the license requirement for professional natural hair stylist while combining the license for barbers and cosmetologists. Most of the professional world of beauty and barbering were adamantly opposed to HB 1809 which was brought forth by Governor Haslam's administration. We fought vigourously against the legislation and were victorious! To put this in perspective, while I was part of the victory, credit for the win belongs to the many professional barbers, stylists and owners who showed up to the capitol to have their voices heard...and they were vocal! If you can imagine a football team...while I was the quarterback calling the play in the huddle, we couldn't score the touchdown without great blocking, a fast running back, a receiver who could catch the ball and a well designed play or strategy. This is TEAMWORK at it's best. 

The fight continues. It is expected that legislation will be brought forth again in the next session. I want to be there to insure that the integrity of the cosmetology industry in Tennessee remains intact. Please make a donation to the campaign so that we can keep the Tennessee barber and beauty industry intact in Tennessee. 


Rep. Antonio Parkinson

May 14, 2018

Courageous elected officials are far and few between

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When the Tennessee Republican controlled legislature tried to make felons out of our locally elected city council and county commission if they voted to remove confederate statues and monuments, it State Rep. Antonio Parkinson who had the courage to lead the charge to stop the proposed legislation. (See the viral video)

We need elected officials that are willing to stand up for the people. Please make a donation in the name of courage! 

Let's return Representative Antonio Parkinson, a courageous leader back to Nashville to continue the fight. 

May 13, 2018

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