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Jeff Yarbro

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Jeff Yarbro
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Candidate for
Tennessee State Senate, District 21
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Campaign website
Jeff Yarbro is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 21 of the Tennessee State Senate.[1]


Campaign themes


Yarbro's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

Supporting Teachers & Improving Schools

  • Excerpt: "Jeff will fight in the State Senate to support our teachers and expand pre-K to ensure our children start school ready to learn."

Expanding Access to Health Care

  • Excerpt: "As your State Senator, Jeff will work to expand access to preventative care to reduce infant mortality rates, childhood obesity, and Type II diabetes."

Advocating for Nashville

  • Excerpt: "Jeff will stand up for Nashville when the legislature tries to overturn Metro's laws, micromanage our city's transit planning, and spend our local tax dollars on vouchers for private schools."
  • Excerpt: "Jeff will work to ensure that every resident has a part in Nashville's success through quality jobs and affordable living."



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. Mary Mancini will face Jeff Yarbro in the Democratic primary. Mwafaq Aljabbary will face Diana Cuellar and Quincy McKnight in the Republican primary.[1]


See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Initial vote counts showed Douglas Henry narrowly defeating Yarbro, with the most recent vote count showing a 13-vote victory out of 11,285 total votes cast in the August 5 primary.[3] An official recount took place and Henry advanced to the general election.[4][5]



In 2014, Yarbro's endorsements include the following:[6]

  • Hon. Phil Bredesen, Fmr. Governor of Tennessee
  • Hon. Darren Jernigan, State Representative Dist. 60
  • Hon. Sherry Jones, State Representative Dist. 59
  • Hon. Jason Powell, State Representative Dist.53
  • Hon. Mike Stewart, State Representative Dist.52
  • Tennessee Education Association
  • Stand for Children
  • IAFF Local 140
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Nashville Building and Construction Trades Council

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