The Center for Security Policy will honor three Tennesseans on Friday for their efforts to protect their fellow Tennesseans from terrorism.
The Washington, D.C.-based conservative think tank will recognize State Senator Mark Green (R-Clarksville), State Rep. Judd Matheny (R-Tullahoma) and Bobbie Patray, president of the Tennessee Eagle Forum.
The group will hold a press conference at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Room 16 at Legislative Plaza in downtown Nashville, where the awards will be presented.
The awards for Green and Matheny are for sponsoring legislation to counter terrorism. The award for Patray is for her leadership role in promoting legislative initiatives to counter terrorism, as well as her efforts to “preserve the integrity of Tennessee’s education system and to protect the constitutional rights of Tennessee’s citizens,” according to a press release from the group.
Patray told The Tennessee Star on Wednesday that she is “very honored and humbled by this recognition and especially to share the day with Sen. Mark Green and Rep. Judd Matheny.”
“We have worked together on a number of important issues,” she said. “I am very grateful to the Center for Security Policy for this recognition.”
For Patray, the award comes as she has marks her 30th anniversary as president of Tennessee Eagle Forum.
“We have tackled a wide variety of legislation in the past 30 years, none more important than that dealing with Constitutional rights, and the safety and security of our citizens,” she said.