Republican Jim Tracy officially filed his petition with the Tennessee State Division of Elections to be a candidate on the ballot for the 4th District Congressional Primary Race on August 7, 2014.
"I’m running for Congress because we need pro-active conservative leaders who will stand up and challenge the status quo,” said Tracy. “The citizens of the 4th Congressional District deserve a principled conservative leader who won’t be afraid to take on the tough issues.”
Tracy, a Tennessee native and current State Senator, has been endorsed by the Concerned Women of America and Citizens United as well as received the highest award of “Defender of Freedom” from the American Conservative Union.
“My wife Trena and I are honored and humbled by the amount of encouragement and support we have received from citizens in the 4th District. Fundamental changes must be made in the way Washington works so future generations can enjoy the same freedom, opportunity, and security we have,” said Tracy. “I am ready for the challenge and opportunity to serve the 4th District in Washington.”
To learn more about Jim Tracy visit www.tracyfortn.com
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.