Paul Bailey (Tennessee)

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Paul Bailey
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Current candidacy
Running for Tennessee State Senate, District 15
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Tennessee House of Representatives District 43
In office
January 6, 2014 - present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 0
PredecessorCharles Curtiss (D)
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
BirthdayMarch 4, 1968
Office website
Campaign website
Paul Bailey is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 43. He was first appointed in January 6, 2014, by White County commissioners in a special-called meeting. Bailey was chosen to replace Charles Curtiss, who resigned January 1, 2014.[1]

He is currently a 2014 Republican candidate for District 15 of the Tennessee State Senate.[2]


Bailey is the owner of CB Trucking, and he served as county commissioner until he resigned when appointed as a state representative. He attended Tennessee Tech University. Bailey has served as a member for the House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee, the House Business & Utilities Committee, and the House Business & Utilities Subcommittee.[3]



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 18 seats in the Tennessee State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. A general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Betty Vaudt was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Bailey defeated Gary Steakley and Matt Swallows in the Republican primary. William Draper is running as an independent candidate. Vaudt, Bailey and Draper will face off in the general election.[4][2]

Tennessee State Senate, District 15 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngPaul Bailey 48.4% 13,141
Matt Swallows 46.3% 12,577
Gary Steakley 5.3% 1,453
Total Votes 27,171


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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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.



In 2014, Bailey's endorsements include the following:[5]

  • NRA Political Victory Fund


Bailey is married and has three children.[3]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Curtiss (R)
Tennessee House of Representatives District 43
Succeeded by