Raumesh Akbari

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Raumesh Akbari
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91
In office
January 14, 2014 - Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 0
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 21, 2013
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Raumesh Akbari is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 91. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on November 21, 2013.



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The 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. Incumbent Raumesh Akbari defeated Doris DeBerry-Bradshaw in the Democratic primary. Samuel Watkins defeated Orrden Williams, Jr. in the Republican primary. Akbari and Watkins will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Tennessee state legislative special elections, 2013

Akbari won election in a special election for Tennessee House of Representatives District 91. The seat was vacant following Rep. Lois DeBerry (D)'s death on July 29, 2013, from pancreatic cancer. Akbari defeated Kemba Ford, Dwight DeBerry, Doris DeBerry-Bradshaw, Joshua R. Forbes, Terica Lamb, Clifford Lewis and Kermit Moore in the Democratic primary on October 8. Akbari defeated Jim Tomasik (L) in the special election, which took place on November 21.[3][4][5][6]

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Preceded by
Lois DeBerry (D)
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91
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