Family and Personal:
Sen. Roberts is married with three children and is President of Resource Network.
He is a member of the Tennessee Society of CPAs, National Federation of Independent Business, National Rifle Association, Tennessee Firearms Association, and Tennessee Right to Life. He is also a member of the Chambers of Commerce for Cheatham County, Dickson County, Hickman County, Humphreys County, Robertson County, White House (TN), and North Cheatham.
Councils and Boards:
He is chair of the Senate Calendar Committee and 2nd vice-chair of the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee.
Senator Kerry Roberts, (R) District 25, has served in the Tennessee State Senate since 2015. Senator Roberts has a very respectable vote score of 91%, placing him #4 in a body of 33. His leadership grade of C indicates that he could do better in personal pro-freedom initiatives. Leadership grades are based on sponsorships, co-sponsorships, amendments, and other acts, both good (+) and bad (-).
TLRC scores and grades reflect the entire process, not just end results. We count every vote on every selected bill. Bills are selected for their value to ordinary Tennesseans, or their insult to those values. We encourage our General Assembly members to support the former and oppose the latter. When they don’t, they lose points.
Senator Roberts supported the following TLRC-endorsed bills:
- HB1137/SB1197 – No restrictions on church activities in declared emergency
- HB1749/SB2285 – Court decisions de novo, not based on a state agency’s interpretation
- HB1867/SB1823 – Vaccine exemptions protected.
- HB1871/SB1982 – Recognition that natural immunity is equal or superior to vaccine
- HB1960/SB1884 – No government vaccine mandates
- HB2128/SB2245 – Election integrity measures
- HB2316/SB2153 – No males in girls’ sports
- HB2331/SB2558 – Auditable paper trail voting machines
- HB2454/SB2292 – Redefines “obscene” to include educational material in K-12 making it unlawful
- HB2525/SB2545 – Improvement in Asset forfeiture law:
- HB2666/SB2247 – Requires Textbook Commission to provide a list of approved material to GA members
- HB2742/SB2728 – Requires HS to teach virtues of capitalism and the constitution
- HB2746/SB2188 – Makes Ivermectin available over the counter
Here are three TRLC-opposed bills that, to his great credit, Senator Roberts opposed as well:
- HB2309/SB2464 – Allows professional licenses for illegal immigrants in Tennessee. https://tennesseestar.com/2022/04/13/tennessee-general-assembly-may-enable-illegal-immigrants-to-acquire-commercial-and-professional-licenses/
- HB2886/SB2901 – Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium
- HB8002/SB8002 – Provides $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN
Here are two TLRC-opposed bills that Senator Roberts supported:
- HB1201/SB1005 Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents, limiting freedom of speech. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK5Ov35oRxI
- HB2609/SB2890 – Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team
Corporate welfare in all forms should be opposed. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private for-profit entities. Let the free market pick the winners and losers. Jobs would come to Tennessee if we were actually to reform our education system and to educate instead of indoctrinate. A well-educated workforce would be unique in America and every business would want to be in our right-to-work, no income tax state. Members should rethink these handouts.
Senator Roberts has the potential to be a senate leader in the battle against bigger government and for our 10th amendment rights to make good policy decisions for ordinary Tennesseans by Tennesseans. We are in crisis. We can and must do better.
By listing these bills, we hope that tells you what you need to know about your General Assembly members.
We encourage you to reach out and let them know how you feel about the various issues and VOTE accordingly. To contact members, go to: https://www.capitol.tn.gov