About Jim

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.

 

Tracy Awards

2004-2008

UT Martin College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences Advisory Council Award

2005

Stones River Chapter of Sons of the American Revolution Certificate of Appreciation Award

2005

Chairman Bob Davis, Jr. and the Tennessee Republican Party Statesman of the Year for the Sixth Congressional District

2006

Bedford County Retired Teachers Association Legislative Award

2006, 2007

The Arc of Tennessee Legislative Award

2007

Tennessee Public Transit Authority Senator of the Year

2007

Tennessee School Board Association Legislative Award

2007

Shelbyville Breakfast Rotary Club Service Above Self Award

2007

Adult Education Task Force Leadership Award

2007

Bedford County, Shelbyville Community Development Center Certificate of Appreciation Award

2007, 2009

South Central Tennessee Development District Legislator of the Year

2007

American Heart Association Advocate of the Year

2008

MTSU Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Fraternity Award

2008

Friend of TOSS Award (Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents)

 2008

Habitat for Humanity Appreciation Award

 2009

AAA Auto Club Tennessee Legislator of the Year

2009

Boys and Girls Club Appreciation Award

2011

Courage in Restoring Conservative Principles Award from the Rutherford County 9.12 Project Tennessee

2011

TN Association of Chiefs of Police 2011 Legislative Award

2011

Check and Balance Award Presented by the Tennessee County Services Association in Recognition of Protecting Local Taxpayer Dollars

2011

Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Merit Award

LaVergne Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) 2011 Award in Recognition and Appreciation for Continued Support and Active Involvement

2011

Walking Horse Trainers’ Auxiliary Merit Award