Republican Reeves Wins Special Election For State Senate With Over 70% Of The Vote

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Republican Shane Reeves captured over 70 percent of the vote against Democrat Gayle Jordan in a special election of state Senate District 14 on Tuesday.

The Murfreesboro businessman had 11,429 votes to 4,716 for Ms. Jordan, who is an attorney and executive director of Recovering from Religion.

Shelbyville Republican Jim Tracy formerly held the post, but he resigned after President Trump appointed him to a post in the Department of Agriculture. 

The election winner said, “I am humbled and honored to be elected to represent the 14th district as our state Senator.

I will work hard to be the people’s voice across Rutherford, Bedford, Marshall, Lincoln, and Moore counties. I am proud of the campaigns we ran and commend the efforts of my opponents. We had a great team and I am thankful to those who worked hard to get us across the finish line tonight.

 

“Whether Democrat or Republican, conservative or liberal, we must all move forward together to grow our district, bring new jobs, keep taxes low, and confront the issues facing Tennessee. My family and I have been overwhelmed and blessed as we have gotten to know so many new friends across our great district. I look forward to getting to work in Nashville to tackle the issues that are important to the 14th district.”

 

The Tracy term runs through 2020.

 

 The district includes the eastern half of Rutherford County and all of Bedford, Marshall, Moore, and Lincoln counties.

 

 Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden said, "Tonight’s election shows that voters see the results of Tennessee’s Republican leadership - increased economic opportunity, expanded access to education, and record low unemployment rates.

 

"Congratulations to Shane Reeves and his hard-working campaign team. Shane will work to further the Republican record of success in the Tennessee Senate."

 

Tennessee Senate District 14

Bedford

Shane Reeves Republican 2,156 72.47%
Gayle Jordan Democratic 819 27.53%

Lincoln

Shane Reeves Republican 2,542 79.19%
Gayle Jordan Democratic 668 20.81%

Marshall

Shane Reeves Republican 1,721 70.30%
Gayle Jordan Democratic 727 29.70%

Moore

Shane Reeves Republican 564 76.73%
Gayle Jordan Democratic 171 23.27%

Rutherford

Shane Reeves Republican 4,446 65.60%
Gayle Jordan Democratic 2,331 34.40%

Totals

Shane Reeves Republican 11,429 70.79%
Gayle Jordan Democratic 4,716 29.21%

 

 



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