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Ted Hensley
Former candidate for
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5
Prior offices
Greene County Commissioner
High schoolGreeneville High School
Bachelor'sEast Tennessee State University
Place of birthGreeneville, TN
ProfessionReal Estate
Campaign website
Ted Hensley was a 2014 Republican candidate for District 5 of the Tennessee House of Representatives.[1]


Hensley's professional experience includes working as a real estate broker.[2]


Campaign themes


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

County Funding

  • Excerpt: "Raising taxes is not an option for me, it never has been. In order to keep our county afloat in these difficult times we are simply going to have to tighten our belts. My family had to tighten its belt, I am sure yours has too. The County needs to pull its belt at least one or two loops tighter."

Ankle Bracelets

  • Excerpt: "The jails in Greene County are overcrowded and very costly to operate. One alternative is the use of Ankle Bracelets for non-felony, non-violent offenders. This could reduce the outlay of tax payer funds and assist with belt tightening."

Collection of County Owed Fees

  • Excerpt: "A department or some county employee should be charged with the tracking and collection of these funds utilizing the court systems if necessary."

National Motto Heritage

  • Excerpt: "If we are to ever get to where we need to be, we must never forget where we came from, and I believe “In God We Trust” is indicative of the Christian heritage of our Country, our State and our County."



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent David Hawk defeated Ted Hensley in the Republican primary. Kermit Steck ran as an Independent. Hawk defeated Steck in the general election.[4][1]

Tennessee House of Representatives District 5, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid B. Hawk Incumbent 75% 8,396
     Independent Kermit E. Steck 25% 2,798
Total Votes 11,194

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hawk Incumbent 60.1% 5,935
Ted Hensley 39.9% 3,936
Total Votes 9,871


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Hensley ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5. Hensley was opposed by Duncan Cave, incumbent David B. Hawk, and Bradley Mercer in the August 2 primary election.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 5 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Hawk 39.8% 3,093
Ted Hensley 34.8% 2,707
Bradley Mercer 16.9% 1,312
Duncan Cave 8.6% 665
Total Votes 7,777

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