With the retirement of Senator Alexander, the race is on to become Tennessee’s next senator.
It’s up to sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts to let candidates know that the great outdoors is an important voting issue. So, Tennessee Wildlife Federation asked every candidate to share their views on conservation, and below are the responses we received.
Below are the views of candidate Ronnie Henley. All answers, information, and images are unedited and appear as they were provided by the campaign.
Primary voting ends August 6. Find your polling location here.
About Ronnie Henley
I’m A 42 Year Old Christian Of Newbern/Dyer County Tennessee Penn Foster High Graduate With Honors In Management, Economics, Personal Computers, Home Inspection, Children Service’s That Supports Federal Job Guarantee, Healthcare/Medicare For All, Education, Infrastructure/Modernization, War On Poverty, Green New Deal.
Federation: Do you have a favorite public land in Tennessee? What do you enjoy doing there?
Henley: Have Not Been In Awhile But Reelfoot Lake Is A Great Place Because Freedom To Fish, Etc.
Federation: There are a lot of issues facing our natural resources and the Tennesseans who depend on them for recreation and their livelihood. Please rank these issues in the order they are most important to you and please explain the reason for your number one pick.
- Support for private land management for wildlife
- Federal funding and other support to combat Chronic Wasting Disease in deer
- Fund adequate responses to non-native invasive species, like Asian carp
- Implement high-impact aquatic habitat projects to improve our waters
- Invest in wildlife management to prevent endangered and threatened species
- Strategic public lands growth and access for conservation and recreation
Henley: Top 5 Things I Would Do The Way You Send Them Is How I Rank Them I Believe Your Model Is The Best
- Support For Private Land Management For Wildlife Because Because Government Would Not Have Much Control Avoid Shutdowns
- Federal Funding And Other Support To Combat Chronic Wasting Disease In Deer Fund Adquate Responses To Non Native Invasive Species Like Asian Carp, Will Propose Extra Funding For Research, Create Vaccine For CWD, Invest In Posionous Microparticles That Is Not A Hazard To All Other Wildlife Because Of Digestive Reasons To Combat Asian Carp
- Implement High Impact Aquatic Habitat Projects To Improve Our Waters, Since Most Of Our Waterways Are Loaded With Plastic And Other Pollutens Would Order Massive Clean – Up This Would Secure Habitats Preventing Diseases/Deaths
- Invest In Wildlife Management To Prevent Endangered And Threatened Species, Anyone That Creates Situation To Harm/Hurt/Kill These Species Will Face Heavy Fines, Fee’s, Prison We Will Be Watching By Investing In Technologies
- Strategic Public Lands Growth And Access For Conservation And Recreation, Anyone Who Creates Plan/Program That Enhances Public Land Growth And Conservation Also Recreation Will Be Awarded Incentives.
Federation: Last fall, a Tennessee Wildlife Federation-led effort successfully secured $25 million of federal funding to fight Asian carp. It is a one-time appropriation that is split among several states. If you are elected, how would you support similar efforts? What you would do differently?
Henley: Yes, I Support To Protect The Environment From Invasion Of Asian Carp, Etc. What Would I Do Differently, Request Emergence Funding And Try To Get Tennessee A Larger Portion Of That 25 Million Dollar’s.
Federation: As a senator, what would you do for our natural resources, from public lands to wildlife and water, that are held in the public trust—that are collectively owned by all Americans?
Henley: Offer Incentives To Donor’s To TWF Also Have Summer Job Program Where Worker’s Would Will Be General Maintenance To Keep Entire Environment Clean And Encourage Them To Become Park Ranger, Etc. In Future.
Federation: Tennessee Wildlife Federation operates a number of programs to improve the great outdoors and Tennesseans’ lives, including habitat restoration work, Hunters for the Hungry, and even creating new sportsmen through Hunting and Fishing Academy. What support would you look to provide as a senator?
Henley: Support Habitat Restoration, Hunter’s For The Hungry Secure These Partnerships For Life, Recruit New Sportsman Besides Hunting And Fishing Academy We Would Host Hunting And Fishing Tournaments That Will Bring In Record Breaking Visitors And Generate Additional Revenue.
Federation: A significant number of Tennessee streams, rivers, and lakes are unable to support healthy aquatic life. What would you do as Senator to heal this backbone of our environment and many local economies in the state?
Henley: Have Massive Clean – Up Efforts, Stricker Laws, Tax Breaks For Local Economies That Clean – Up Environment Also Creates Green Jobs And Comply With Other Provisions In Green New Deal.
Federation: What did we not ask you today that you’d tell Tennessee’s outdoor enthusiasts?
Henley: I Have The Endorsement Of The Green Party Of Tennessee The Green Party Is The Only Political Party That’s Dedicated To Protecting The Environment Where You Can Enjoy Wildlife. For More Information Go To Ronnie Henley For U.S.Senate 2020 On Facebook, Thank You Ronnie Henley Independent Candidate For Tennessee U S.Senate.