Tim Barnes

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Tim Barnes
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Court Information:
Montgomery County General Sessions Court, Tennessee
Title:   Judge
Alternative court:   Montgomery County Juvenile Court
Past position:   Member, Tennessee State Senate
Past position 2:   Attorney in private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Harding University
Law School:   University of Arkansas School of Law
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Montgomery County General Sessions Court
Position:  Juvenile Court
State:  Tennessee
Election information 2014:
Party:   Independent
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  8/7/2014
Election vote:  67.8%ApprovedA

Tim Barnes is a judge on the Montgomery County General Sessions Court. He also has jurisdiction over the Montgomery County Juvenile Court.[1] He was most recently re-elected in 2014 for a term that expires on August 31, 2022.[2]

Barnes is also a former Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate. He represented the 22nd District from 2008 until his general election defeat in 2012.

Judicial elections



Barnes received his undergraduate degree from Harding University and his J.D. from the University of Arkansas School of Law.


Prior to his election to the bench, Barnes served as a member of the Tennessee State Senate and practiced law.

Political career

Barnes served as a Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate. He represented the 22nd District from 2008 until his general election defeat in 2012.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Barnes served on these committees:

District 22

Barnes represented Tennessee Senate District 22. District 22 includes Cheatham, Houston, and Montgomery Counties.

Political elections


See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Barnes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 22. Barnes ran unopposed in the August 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Mark Green (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Tennessee State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Green 53.1% 31,963
     Democratic Tim Barnes Incumbent 46.9% 28,257
Total Votes 60,220


On Nov. 4, 2008, Barnes won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Rosalind Kurita (D).[4]

Barnes raised $242,857 for his campaign while Kurita raised $297,088.[5]

Tennessee State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Barnes (D) 37,030
Rosalind Kurita (D) 22,805

Campaign donors


Barnes raised $242,857 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Tennessee's Tomorrow PAC $16,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $15,000
Tennessee Democratic Party $11,672
Tennessee Labor Council AFL-CIO $10,750
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 572 $10,000
Tennessee Laborers $10,000
Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council $7,500
Tennessee Carpenters Regional Council $7,500
Nashville Building & Construction Trades Council $7,000
Tennessee Keep Your Legislature Efficient PAC $6,750
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $6,000
Tennessee Education Association $5,000
Tennessee State Auto Workers $5,000


Barnes is married with three children and reside in Adams, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
Rosalind Kurita
Tennessee Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Mark Green (R)