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Ferrell Haile

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Ferrell Haile
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Tennessee State Senate District 18
In office
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
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Ferrell Haile is a member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 18. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Haile was initially appointed as Republican senator for District 18 of the Tennessee State Senate on November 22, 2010. He served in that capacity until the special election held on March 8, 2011.[1] Haile's appointment was the result of the resignation of former Senator Diane Black. Black resigned from her position as senator in late November, 2010 after she won the election for Congress, representing Tennessee's 6th District.[2]


Haile received his B.S.Ph. from the University of Tennessee Pharmacy School. He is a pharmacist, cattle farmer and co-owner of Perkins Drugs in Gallatin.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Haile served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways and Means
Government Operations
Government Operations



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Haile won election in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 18. Haile advanced past the August 2 Republican primary and defeated Maria A. Brewer (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Tennessee State Senate, District 18, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngFerrell Haile 69.2% 49,472
     Democratic Maria Brewer 30.8% 21,970
Total Votes 71,442
Tennessee State Senate, District 18 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFerrell Haile 48.2% 8,627
Jeff Coker 42.1% 7,527
J.H. Tony Allers 7.7% 1,370
Brock Ewell 2.1% 367
Total Votes 17,891

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Haile is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Haile raised a total of $513,459 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[4]

Ferrell Haile's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 18 Won $326,906
2000 Tennessee State Senate, District 18 Defeated $186,553
Grand Total Raised $513,459


Haile won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Haile raised a total of $326,906.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Ferrell Haile's campaign in 2012
Haile, Ferrell$15,000
APCI PAC$6,000
Hometown Pharmacy Pac$5,500
Total Raised in 2012$326,906
Source:Follow the Money


Haile lost the election for the Tennessee State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Haile raised a total of $186,553.


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In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

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Haile and his wife, Kay, have four children and five grandchildren. They currently reside in Gallatin, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
Kerry Roberts
Tennessee Senate District 18
Succeeded by