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Roy Herron

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Roy Herron
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Tennessee State Senate District 24
In office
1997 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1975
J.D.Vanderbilt University, 1980
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Roy Herron is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate. He served in the Tennessee Senate from 1997-2012, and also served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1986 to 1996.

Herron graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1975 and earned his Juris Doctor and Masters of Divinity degrees from Vanderbilt in 1980. Herron was also a Rotary Scholar at the University of Saint Andrews (Scotland) from 1975 to 1976. He is an attorney and a former minister in the United Methodist Church.

In early 2012, Herron announced he would not be seeking re-election to the Tennessee State Senate.[1]

Committee assignments


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


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

District 24

Herron represented Tennessee Senate District 24 which included Benton, Decatur, Henry, Henderson, Lake, Obion, Perry, Stewart, and Weakley Counties.



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Herron announced in early 2012 that he would not seek re-election to the Tennessee State Senate. His district was drawn to be more Republican during the redistricting process.[1][2]


On Nov. 4, 2008, Herron won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate.[3]

Herron raised $396,966 for his campaign.[4]

Tennessee State Senate, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent

Green check mark transparent.png Roy Herron (D) 45,992 100%

Campaign donors


Herron raised $396,966 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Medical Association $3,500
Jackson Clinic $3,000
Tennessee Dental Association $2,500


Roy is married to Nancy Herron. They have three children and reside in Dresden, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
Tennessee Senate District 24
Succeeded by
John Stevens (R)