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Kerry Roberts

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Kerry Roberts
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Tennessee State Senate District 18
In office
2011 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionMarch 8, 2011
First electedMarch 8, 2011
Term limitsN/A
ProfessionCPA, Small business owner
Office website
Kerry Roberts is a former Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 18 from 2011-2012. Roberts won the 2011 special election on March 8, 2011, to fill the vacancy created when Diane Black (R) was elected to U.S. Congress on November 2, 2010. However, he did not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Campaign themes


Roberts' campaign Facebook site emphasizes several policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Jobs, Economy, & Education: "As a CPA, small business owner, and family man, my primary concerns are creating jobs, growing the economy, and improving our public education in Robertson and Sumner counties (all of my children are enrolled in public schools)...I know we can put folks back to work if the government leaves us alone and lets small business do what we do best: innovate, create, produce, and service."
  • Spending: "Part of the problem is spending. By limiting taxes and borrowing, government will have to limit spending. It's no different than what hard-working Tennesseans have to do every day with their own finances... I am against any tax increases and have signed Americans' for Tax Reform pledge against any tax increases."
  • Federalism: "The framers envisioned a limited federal government with much of the legislative work happening at the state and local level... Today, state governments are quickly becoming administrators of federal programs that are placing a crushing burden on state budgets that simply cannot afford more spending. It's time to push back."
  • Conservative values: "I'm pro life, pro family, and fully support our right to keep and bear arms per the 2nd amendment. I'm also in favor of Arizona-style illegal immigration reform."

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Roberts served on these committees:



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Tony Gross is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Jim Summerville will face Joshua Evans, Kerry Roberts, and Wayne White in the Republican primary.[2]


Roberts did not seek re-election in 2012.[3]


See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Roberts defeated Ken Wilber (D) in the March 8, 2011 special election.[4]



Post Office Box 200

Springfield, TN, 37172

Phone: 615-469-7351


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Political offices
Preceded by
Diane Black
Tennessee Senate District 18
Succeeded by
Ferrell Haile (R)