94 Legislative Candidates Earn Small Business Endorsement

Date: August 31, 2020

Updated Sept. 23, 2020

The NFIB Tennessee PAC today announced its endorsements for state legislative general races to be held on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3. The political action committee is comprised exclusively of NFIB members.

“NFIB is proud to endorse candidates who have demonstrated a strong commitment to protecting small businesses in Tennessee,” said Jim Brown, Tennessee state director, noting 29 of the 94 endorsed candidates are NFIB members. “These individuals either have a proven track record of standing up for small businesses or have shown they will promote a positive business environment for Tennessee’s job creators.”

The NFIB Tennessee PAC’s endorsement is important to these campaigns. Small business owners and their employees vote in high numbers and are known for actively recruiting friends, family members and acquaintances to go to the polls. NFIB’s political support is based on the candidates’ positions and records on key small-business issues. 

Early voting begins Wednesday, Oct. 14, and ends Thursday, Oct. 29. Voting day is Tuesday, Nov. 3.  

Endorsements by Senate and House Districts 

NFIB members are in bold; italicized candidates were endorsed previously in primaries

Senate
District, Name

2, Art Swann

4, Jon Lundberg

6, Becky Massey

8, Frank Niceley

10, Todd Gardenhire

12, Ken Yager

14, Shane Reeves

16, Janice Bowling

18, Ferrell Haile

20, Steve Dickerson

22, Bill Powers

24, John Stevens

26, Page Walley

28, Joey Hensley

32, Paul Rose

House
District, Name

1, John Crawford

2, Bud Hulsey

3, Scotty Campbell

4, John B. Holsclaw Jr.

5, David Hawk

6, Tim Hicks

7, Rebecca Alexander

8, Jerome Moon

9, Gary Hicks

10, Rick Eldridge

11, Jeremy Faison

12, Dale Carr

13, Elaine Davis

14, Jason Zachary

16, Michelle Carringer

17, Andrew Farmer

18, Eddie Mannis

19, Dave Wright

20, Bob Ramsey

21, Lowell Russell

22, Dan Howell

23, Mark Cochran

24, Mark Hall

25, Cameron Sexton

26, Robin Smith

27, Patsy Hazlewood

29, Mike Carter

30, Esther Helton

31, Ron Travis

32, Kent Calfee

33, John Ragan

34, Tim Rudd

35, Jerry Sexton

36, Dennis Powers

37, Charlie Baum

38, Kelly Keisling

39, Iris Rudder

40, Terri Lynn Weaver

41, John Mark Windle

42, Ryan Williams

43, Paul Sherrell

44, William Lamberth

45, Johnny Garrett

46, Clark Boyd

47, Rush Bricken

48, Bryan Terry

49, Mike Sparks

57, Susan Lynn

60, Darren Jernigan

62, Pat Marsh

63, Glen Casada

64, Scott Cepicky

65, Sam Whitson

66, Sabi Kumar

67, John Dawson

68, Curtis Johnson

69, Michael Curcio

70, Clay Doggett

71, David Byrd

72, Kirk Haston

73, Chris Todd

74, Jay Reedy

75, Bruce Griffey

76, Tandy Darby

77, Rusty Grills

78, Mary Littleton

79, Curtis Halford

80, Johnny Shaw

81, Debra Moody

82, Chris Hurt

83, Mark White

89, Justin Lafferty

90, John DeBerry Jr.

92, Todd Warner

94, Ron Gant

95, Kevin Vaughan

96, Patricia Possel

97, John Gillespie

99, Tom Leatherwood

 

 

 

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