|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91|
|January 14, 2014 - Present|
|November 7, 2016|
|Years in position||1|
|Per diem||$188/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 21, 2013|
2015 legislative session
At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Akbari served on the following committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2015|
|• Criminal Justice|
|• Education Instruction and Programs|
Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held 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 defeated Watkins in the general election.
|Tennessee House of Representatives District 91, General Election, 2014|
|Democratic||Raumesh A. Akbari Incumbent||81.9%||8,053|
|Republican||Samuel (Sam) Watkins||18.1%||1,777|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91 Democratic Primary, 2014|
|Raumesh Akbari Incumbent||55.7%||3,964|
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Orrden Williams, Jr.||14.3%||106|
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.
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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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- Tennessee Secretary of State, "August 7, 2014 Election Results," accessed September 11, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for State Senate and State House of Representatives," accessed April 5, 2014
- memphisdailynews.com, "11 File For State House District 91 Special Election," August 30, 2013
- shelbyvote.com, "Certified Candidate List," accessed September 6, 2013 (dead link)
- memphisdailynews.com, "Akbari Wins Democratic State House Primary," October 9, 2013
- memphisdailynews.com, "'No' Pre-K Votes and Akbari Take Early Voting," November 22, 2013
Lois DeBerry (D)
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