Voter Information for Bill Purcell
Davidson County, TN August 5, 1999 Special
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Bill Purcell

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Biographical Highlights
  • Occupation: Director, Child and Family Policy Center, VIPPS
  • 1990-96, House Majority Leader - Tennessee House of Representatives
  • First urban legislator elected to serve as Majority Leader in Tennessee
  • Served 7 years as Chair of the state's Select Committee on Children and Youth
  • Led state efforts in education, criminal sentencing, health care, telecommunications reform, and workers compensation.
  • Bill and his wife Debbie have one daughter, Jesse, a sixth-grade student in Nashville's public school system.
  • The Purcells are residents of East Nashville's historic Lockeland Springs neighborhood.
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Education: smaller classes, Family Resource Centers, early childhood development, intervention for troubled kids, teacher support and training.
  • Crime and Safety: safe neighborhoods and communities, initiatives to identify and break up gangs and to attack illegal guns
  • Neighborhoods and Communities: quality of life issues that affect people where they live and work.
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Key Endorsements
  • Nashville teachers, through endorsement by the MNEA
  • African-American legislators, council members and religous leaders
  • 27 business leaders who have formed the Purcell Business Advisory Council
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Position Papers
Bringing the best to our schools
Bill Purcell is committed to making sure that every school is a good school where children are safe.
Fighting crime to keep Nashville safe
Purcell's Crime Plan for Nashville includes more police officers for neighborhood patrols, a Gangbusters program to attack and break up gangs, and a focus on penalties for illegal guns.
Putting our neighborhoods and communities first
Bill Purcell believes we must continue to move Nashville forward while protecting the quality of life in every neighborhood and community across the city.
Campaign Contact Information
Phone: (615) 369-1999
Fax: 615-369-3623
Friends of Bill Purcell
P.O. Box 60540
Nashville, TN 37206

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