Returning Legislative Per Diem Payments
Since she was first elected as State Representative, Dawn has returned all of her legislative per diem to the taxpayers of Tennessee. She is not a career politician and, as a conservative, doesn't think it is right for her to receive money for travel and meal expenses to commute to Nashville. She has supported reforms to the per diem system for legislators who live within 50 miles of the Capitol. As State Senator, Dawn will continue her practice of returning all per diem payments to the State of Tennessee.