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Gary Steakley
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Candidate for
Tennessee State Senate, District 15
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Gary Steakley is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 15 of the Tennessee State Senate.[1]


Steakley was a career law enforcement official - much of it spent in Washington D.C. investigating fraud, waste and abuse. He is a 6th generation Tennessean.[2]


Campaign themes


Steakley's campaign website highlights the following issues:[3]

  • Excerpt: "100% constitutional Christian conservative."
  • Excerpt: "A strong advocate for our 2nd Amendment rights."
  • Excerpt: "Strong believer in term limits."
  • Excerpt: "Will never support individual state income tax."
  • Excerpt: "Will not support Common Core."



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Betty Vaudt is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Paul Bailey will face Gary Steakley and Matt Swallows in the Republican primary. William Draper is running as an Independent candidate.[1]


See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Steakley was defeated by Democrat Charlotte Burks in the general election on November 2, 2010. Also defeated was independent Joe Wilmoth. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary election.[4]

Tennessee State Senate, District 15, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Charlotte Burks (D) 22,800
Gary Steakley (R) 22,615
Joe B. Wilmoth (I) 8,779

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