Jeff Yarbro knows how to tackle tough problems and get results.
As a longtime public school volunteer, Jeff has engaged parents and community leaders to improve our schools and expand college access. He has:
- Helped create a nationally recognized college and career program that expands opportunities for MNPS high school students.
- Secured counseling and tutoring for disadvantaged students by helping to bring Communities in Schools to Nashville.
- Served as a founding board member for East End Prep Elementary School.
- Successfully fought for free bus rides for our high school students.
- Been recognized as MNPS Volunteer of the Year.
As State Senator, Jeff will support our teachers and expand pre-K to ensure our children start school ready to learn. As the parent of a MNPS kindergartener, Jeff is committed to schools that don't teach to the test but foster curiosity and maximize all of our students' potential.
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Today, State Senator Douglas Henry announced his endorsement of Jeff Yarbro to represent Nashville’s 21st District in the Tennessee State Senate.
“I’ve come to know Mr. Yarbro over the last several years, and I believe that he will ably represent the citizens of the 21st District,” said Henry. “His determination to work with members of both parties to advance the long-term interests of the State will serve him well in the legislature. He’s earned my vote.”
“Senator Henry cannot be replaced either in his knowledge of state government or his dedication to the Tennessee General Assembly,” said Yarbro. “I am honored to receive his support and look forward to asking for his counsel as his successor.”
Sen. Henry has represented the 21st District since 1970 and is Tennessee’s longest serving state senator. He announced in 2013 that he would not seek another term. Yarbro won the Democratic primary for District 21 on August 7, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014.