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Jeff Yarbro's Biography


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425 5th Avenue North
Suite 764 Cordell Hull Building
Nashville, TN 37243

Full Name:

Jeff Yarbro




Wife: Tyler; 2 Children: Jack, Kate

Birth Date:


Birth Place:

Dyersburg, TN

Home City:

Nashville, TN



JD, University of Virginia Law School, 2001-2004

AB, Government, Harvard University, 1995-1999

Democratic Leader, Tennessee State Senate, 2019-present

Senator, Tennessee State Senate, District 21, 2015-present

Candidate, Tennessee State Senate, District 21, 2018

Minority Caucus Chair, Tennessee State Senate, 2015-2018

Former Member, Health and Welfare Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Former Member, Transportation and Safety Committee, Tennessee State Senate

Attorney, Bass, Berry & Sims, 2005-present

Law Clerk, Chambers of Judge Gilbert Merritt

Education Advisor, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, 2007-2009

Director, Get Out The Vote, Harold Ford for United States Senate, 2006

Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals, 2004-2005

Research Associate, TSD, Incorporated, 2001

New Hampshire Primary and Advance Staff, Gore 2000, 1999-2000

Assistant to Chief Political Strategist, Gore Lieberman 2000, 2000

Member, East End Preparatory Elementary School Board of Directors, 2010-present

Co-Founder, Nashville’s Kitchen Cabinet, 2008-present

Co-Chair, Casa Azafran Capital Campaign

Member, Nashville Bar Association

Disaster Response Volunteer, Nashville Red Cross

Member, Pencil Partner Program, Antioch Middle School

Volunteer, St. Luke’s Community House

Co-Chair, Superintendent Register’s Transformational Leadership Group

Member, Tennessee Bar Association

Member, Tennessee College of Applied Technology Advisory Committee

Capital Campaign Committee, Conexion Americas, 2011-2014

Chair, Finance and East-West Connector Committees and Full Board , Nashville Metro Transit Authority, 2009-2014

Board Member, Nashville’s Metro Transit Authority, 2009-2014

Sunday School Teacher, Christ Church Cathedral, 2007-2009

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