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ETEC Meeting: Jim Tracy, Senator, State of TN
February 19, 2016 @ 7:30 am - 8:30 am
State of Tennessee (R-District 14)
Tennessee State Senator Jim Tracy, a former science teacher and coach and former TSSAA & NCAA basketball referee, has been a small business owner and leader in the community for over 25 years. Jim has been married to his wife Trena for 36 years and they have raised three sons Chad, Craig, and Connor. Jim and his wife attend North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro. Senator Tracy has served in the State Senate since 2004 and is the Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee.
Jim is a 1978 graduate of The University of Tennessee at Martin, where he played baseball and earned a degree in Agriculture Education. Education has been the foundation of the Tracy family. Jim’s mother is a retired teacher from Hardin County and his father is also a former teacher who retired from the UT Extension office.
In 1985, Jim became a small business owner and in 1989 he started Jim Tracy Insurance Agency in Shelbyville, TN. As a small business owner, Jim knows how to meet a payroll and balance a budget. He realizes the issues that make it difficult for a small business owner to succeed. That is why Jim decided to give back to his community again. He joined the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce and also served as President while helping to bring new businesses to the community. In addition, Jim is a member of the Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club, as well as the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce. Jim has also served on the Board of Directors for the Rutherford YMCA and was the former Chairman of the NFIB Leadership Council. Jim is currently a Board Member of the MTSU Honors College and the State Board for Habitat for Humanity.