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.
Join Team Yarbro at M.L. Rose West to watch as the vote totals are reported. Must be 21 or over to attend.
This morning, Tyler and I walked our son Jack to his first day of kindergarten at Sylvan Park Elementary - the same place where I'll be casting my vote tomorrow morning. It was a good reminder that all of us count on our government to actually work for our families and our community.
It's time to put aside the constant fighting and gamesmanship in our state legislature. We must address the challenges that really matter. It's not enough to change the conversation; we have to change the outcomes in our state legislature.