Tennessee Senate


This page shows the candidates in the 2014 election for the Tennessee State Senate. It is a work in progress. Please stay tuned for updates.

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District 1

Incumbent: Steve Southerland

SteveSoutherland

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2002
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Mortgage broker
  • Websites: Campaign | Official


District 3

Incumbent: Rusty Crowe

RustyCrowe

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 1990
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Attorney
  • Websites: Campaign | Official


District 5

Incumbent: Randy McNally

RandyMcNally

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 1986
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives, 1978-86
  • Bio:
  • Websites: Campaign | Official


District 7

Ed Brantley

Richard Briggs

RichardBriggs

  • Party: Republican
  • Prior political experience: Knox County Commissioner
  • Bio:
  • Website: votebriggs.com
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Incumbent: Stacey Campfield

StaceyCampfield

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2010
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives, 2004-2010
  • Bio: Real Estate Re-developer
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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Cheri Siler

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  • Party: Democratic
  • Bio: Teacher
  • Prior political experience:
  • Website: cherisiler.com
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District 9

Incumbent: Mike Bell

MikeBell

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2010
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives, 2006-2010
  • Bio: Small Business Owner & Farmer
  • Websites: Campaign | Official


District 11

Incumbent: Bo Watson

BoWatson

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2006
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives, 2004-2006
  • Bio: Physical Therapist
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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District 13

Incumbent: Bill Ketron

Bill Ketron

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2002
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Insurance agent
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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District 15


Incumbent Charlotte Burks is retiring.

Paul Bailey

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Matt Swallows

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District 17

Incumbent: Mae Beavers

MaeBeavers

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2002
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives, 1994-2002
  • Bio: Businesswoman
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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Clark Boyd

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  • Party: Republican
  • Bio: Insurance agent
  • Prior political experience: Wilson County Republican Party chair
  • Website:


District 19

Incumbent: Thelma Harper

ThelmaHarper

  • Party: Democratic
  • First elected: 1988
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio:
  • Websites: Campaign | Official


District 21


Incumbent Senator Douglas Henry is retiring.

Mary Mancini

MaryMancini

  • Party: Democratic
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Executive director, Tennessee Citizen Action
  • Website: maryforsenate.com
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Jeff Yarbro

JeffYarbro

  • Party: Democratic
  • Prior political experience: Candidate for Tennessee Senate in 2010
  • Bio: Attorney
  • Website: jeffyarbro.com
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District 23

Incumbent: Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2006
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Finance executive
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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District 25

Joshua Evans

  • Party: Republican
  • Bio: Small business owner
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives member, elected 2008; city alderman
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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Tony Gross

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  • Party: Democratic
  • Bio: Business owner
  • Prior political experience: City commissioner, Kingston Springs
  • Website: www.votetonygross.com

Kerry Roberts

State Senator Kerry Roberts

  • Party: Republican
  • Bio: Certified Public Accountant
  • Prior political experience: Tennessee Senate member; 2010 congressional candidate
  • Website: kerryroberts.com
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Incumbent: Jim Summerville

JimSummerville

  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2010
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Professor
  • Websites: Campaign | Official

Wayne White

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  • Party: Republican
  • Bio:
  • Prior political experience: 2012 candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 69
  • Website:


District 27


Incumbent Senator Lowe Finney is not running for re-election.

Brandon Dodds

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  • Party: Republican
  • Prior political experience: Dyer County Commissioner; candidate for Governor of Tennessee (2010)
  • Bio: Optometrist
  • Website:

Ed Jackson

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  • Party: Republican
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio: Small business owner
  • Website:

Mary Jane McWherter


District 29

Incumbent: Ophelia Ford

OpheliaFord

  • Party: Democratic
  • First elected: 2004
  • Prior political experience:
  • Bio:
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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District 31

Incumbent: Brian Kelsey

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  • Party: Republican
  • First elected: 2009
  • Prior political experience: House of Representatives, 2004-2009
  • Bio: Attorney
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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District 33

Incumbent: Reginald Tate

Reginald Tate

  • Party: Democratic
  • First elected: 2006
  • Prior political experience: Shelby County Democratic Party Executive Committee
  • Bio:
  • Websites: Campaign | Official
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