Eddie Yokley

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Eddie Yokley
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Candidate for
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5
Prior offices
Tennessee House Of Representatives, District 11
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Eddie Yokley (b. April 4, 1952) is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 11th District from 2003 to 2011.

Yokley has worked in the following positions: farmer, Real Estate Broker, Property Assessor for Greene County, and Auctioneer.

Yokley attended the United State Army Military Intelligence Photo Interpretation School. He is a Certified Public Administrator from the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service. He is also a graduate of the Tennessee Realtors Institute. Yokley is a Certified Assessor for the Tennessee Board of Equalization and a Certified Residential Specialist for the Realtors National Marketing Institute. He earned his B.S. from East Tennessee State University.

Committee assignments


Subcommittee on Small Business
Subcommittee on Election



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Yokley ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5. Yokley ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and was defeated by incumbent David Hawk (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hawk Incumbent 58.2% 11,566
     Democratic Eddie Hokley 41.8% 8,292
Total Votes 19,858


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Yokley ran for re-election to the 11th District Seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3] He was defeated by Jeremy Faison (R) in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]


On Nov. 4, 2008, Yokley won re-election to the 11th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Dan Ford (R).[5]

Yokley raised $132,810 for his campaign while Ford raised $79,256.[6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 11 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eddie Yokley (D) 11,432
Dan Ford (R) 9,968

Campaign donors


Yokley raised $132,810 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Eddie Yokley $13,195
The Speakers Fund $10,000
Tennessee Association of Realtors $9,250
Tennessee Malt Beverage Association $3,000
Tennessee Education Association $3,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee $3,000


Yokley and his wife, Carolyn, have two children.

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Preceded by
Tennessee House of Representatives District 11
Succeeded by
Jeremy Faison