Abernathy Aims to Unseat Dickerson in Senate Race

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NASHVILLE, TN—Murfreesboro native and lifetime Tennessean Kimi Abernathy is running to replace Republican incumbent Steve Dickerson, who is running for reelection, for State Senate District 20. She’s an Iranian-American, military wife and mother of five, and though this is her first time being the face of a campaign, she’s been a member of the Davidson County Democratic Party Executive Committee and worked with the leadership team of The Equity Alliance. She has also served on the Bedford County Foster Care Review Board, the Bell Buckle Planning Commission, Alignment Nashville Social and Emotional Learning Team, and is the President of the Board for Corps54. As someone who’s lived in rural, urban and suburban communities throughout her life and as a first-generation American on her father’s side and the second generation on her mother’s side to attend college, Abernathy said she understands the needs of many different constituencies. A longtime educator, Abernathy has taught special-needs children, worked as a school administrator and a counselor. She now owns her own business as an independent educational consultant. She’s worked with and advocated for children her entire life, she said, including her children, her students, young people in foster care, children with drug issues, formerly...