State Representative Kevin Brooks Endorses Jim Tracy Over Incumbent Scott DesJarlais for the 4th Congressional District Republican Primary

July 21st, 2014

Cleveland, TN- State Representative Kevin Brooks announced today his endorsement of Jim Tracy over incumbent Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee’s 4th congressional district republican primary. Representative Brooks joins Mayor Rowland of Cleveland, former Congressman Van Hilleary and a long list of other supporters on Jim Tracy’s leadership team.

“Jim is a man of integrity, a man of spirit and a man of faith,” said Representative Brooks. “I have served with Jim in the Tennessee General Assembly, and believe that Jim will serve admirably in Washington. Join me in supporting Jim Tracy for Congress as early voting begins July 18th.”

“I am honored to have Representative Brooks support,” said Jim Tracy. “Kevin has not only been a good colleague to work with in the General Assembly, but also a good friend. Trena and I could not be more thankful for his support and encouragement.”

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About Kevin Brooks:
Representative Kevin Brooks has served the Cleveland and Bradley county area since being elected in 2006. He is currently serving his fourth consecutive term as a State Representative from the 105th-108th General Assemblies. In 2011, Kevin received the “Legislator of the Year” award by a statewide organization. He graduated from Lee University with a B.A. degree. Kevin is a member of the Cleveland Rotary Club, the United Way of Bradley County, Main Street Cleveland and the Sons of the American Revolution, Benjamin Cleveland Chapter. Kevin is married to his wife Kim and they have two children, Zach and Elizabeth. They are members and attend the Church of God in Cleveland, TN.

About Jim Tracy:
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 37 years and they have raised three sons Chad, Craig, and Connor. Jim and his wife attend North Boulevard Church of Christ in Murfreesboro where Jim is an active member. 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.