Tim Barnes

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Tim Barnes
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Tennessee State Senate District 22
In office
2009 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sHarding University
J.D.University of Arkansas Law School
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Tim Barnes is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate. He represented the 22nd District from 2008 until his general election defeat in 2012.

Barnes graduated with his Bachelor's degree in History from Harding University and graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from Arkansas Law and is a practicing Attorney.

Committee assignments


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


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

District 22

Barnes represents Tennessee Senate District 22. District 22 includes Cheatham, Houston, and Montgomery Counties.



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Barnes ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 22. Barnes ran unopposed in the August 2 Democratic primary and was defeated by Mark Green (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1]

Tennessee State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMark Green 53.1% 31,963
     Democratic Tim Barnes Incumbent 46.9% 28,257
Total Votes 60,220


On Nov. 4, 2008, Barnes won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Rosalind Kurita (D). [2]

Barnes raised $242,857 for his campaign while Kurita raised $297,088. [3]

Tennessee State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tim Barnes (D) 37,030
Rosalind Kurita (D) 22,805

Campaign donors


Barnes raised $242,857 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[4]

Donor Amount
Tennessee's Tomorrow PAC $16,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $15,000
Tennessee Democratic Party $11,672
Tennessee Labor Council AFL-CIO $10,750
Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 572 $10,000
Tennessee Laborers $10,000
Memphis AFL-CIO Labor Council $7,500
Tennessee Carpenters Regional Council $7,500
Nashville Building & Construction Trades Council $7,000
Tennessee Keep Your Legislature Efficient PAC $6,750
International Brotherhood of Teamsters $6,000
Tennessee Education Association $5,000
Tennessee State Auto Workers $5,000


Barnes is married with three children and reside in Adams, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Rosalind Kurita
Tennessee Senate District 22
Succeeded by
Mark Green (R)