Senate District 21

Jeff Yarbro

Jeff Yarbro

Family and Personal:
Yarbro is married with two children and works as an attorney.

He is a member of Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville Bar Association, and the Tennessee Bar Association.

Councils and Boards:
He serves as the Democratic Caucus Chairman. He is co-chair of Casa Azafran Capital Campaign, works on the board of directors for the East End Preparatory School, and serves on the advisory committee of the Tennessee College of Applied Technology.



Senator Jeff Yarbro, (D) District 21, Nashville, is the first to speak up with his opinion on issues. He is persistent; we give him that.

He could use some coaching on elocution. One of the leadership qualities on which TLRC scores members is their eloquence as well as elocution. Senator Yarbro lost points on those elements.

Yarbro has a 31% vote score, reflective of sixteen votes contrary to TLRC recommendations and seven times the senator voted in agreement with our positions. Senator Yarbro sponsored eighty-nine bills, eight of which passed into law, and none of which TLRC chose to score. Most are designed to support the agenda of the left in ways similar to current federal policies being pushed.

Though TLRC did not score it, Senator Yarbro passed the following bill that we approve:

SB0415 enacts the “SEM Advancement Act,” which requires a local board of education or charter school governing body to develop and adopt a policy that establishes criteria for the enrollment of students in grades seven through twelve into available advanced English language arts, mathematics, and science courses.

We do not need more laws; we need better laws, and enforcement of the laws already on the books. The grassroots are looking for courage in our legislators: courage to stand up for constitutional principles over pressure from party leadership and paid lobbyists.

We are at a crisis point and now is the time to stand for the people instead of special interests, the wealthy, and well-connected, and against those who assume power through corruption and coercion. If we do not, we could very well lose our republic and our liberties. Democrats and Republicans alike need to step up now to save our constitutionally protected rights and liberties. Our republic is under attack!


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Related Bills

Creates new banks of items (questions) for assessments in order to allow current tests items to be revealed after administration.

Vote Result: Passed

Allows direct agreements between patients and healthcare providers

Vote Result: Passed

Limits authority of wildlife resource officers to search/seize on private property, land, buildings, or vehicles.

Vote Result: Passed

Allows craft brewers to distribute to a 100 mile radius rather than being restricted to their home county.

Vote Result: Failed

No probation or parole for child sex abuser.

Vote Result: Passed

Limits county health officer's quarantine powers. Prohibits government requiring COVID inoculation.

Vote Result: Passed

No CDL for life for those convicted of human/sex trafficking

Vote Result: Passed

Protects female athletes by disallowing biological males, irrespective of gender identification, from competing in girls and women's sports.

Vote Result: Passed

Teacher's discipline freedom; removal of unruly student(s)

Vote Result: Passed

Transparency bill: comptroller audits of entities not open to public scrutiny

Vote Result: Passed