Shane Reeves Announces Candidacy to Replace State Senator Jim Tracy

Businessman Shane Reeves announced his bid Tuesday to replace state Senator Jim Tracy (SD 14) in the upcoming special election to be held within the next six months.

Tracy resigned Monday to accepted an appointment by the Trump administration to the USDA.

“I want to personally thank Senator Jim Tracy for his years of service to the middle Tennessee community,” Reeves told WGNS radio. “His legacy of growing business and supporting rural Tennessee will continue through his well-chosen appointment as State Director for Rural Development.”

Hailing from Murfreesboro, Reeves is well-known as the former owner of the Reeves-Sain Family of Medical Services. Reeves sold his majority interest in the the company to Fred’s in 2015, and currently owns TwelveStone Health Partners where he employs 125 people in Rutherford County.

“As a 7th generation Tennessean, I’ve spent my whole life here raising a family, opening businesses, and creating jobs,” Reeves said in a statement. “I genuinely love the people of Tennessee, and I believe that conservative values, strengthening families, and rethinking healthcare will make for an unstoppable Tennessee.”

Reeves said he will use his years of experience as a business owner to “cut through the red-tape that often hinders growth.”

“My desire is to use my experience running successful businesses in healthcare to come up with conservative solutions for our healthcare crisis,” he added.

Reeves was raised in Rutherford County by his late mother, Carolyn Reeves, a school teacher, and father, Richard Reeves, a small business man, city councilman and former mayor of Murfreesboro. “Family has had a huge role in my life,” said Reeves. “Watching my own parents devote themselves to the community, I knew that I wanted to be the same type of servant leader.”

Reeves’ announcement comes just one day after former State Representative and former U.S. Senate candidate Joe Carr launched his bid for the state senate district 14 seat.



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2 Thoughts to “Shane Reeves Announces Candidacy to Replace State Senator Jim Tracy”

  1. […] will be a special election within the next few months. Murfreesboro businessman Shane Reeves also announced this week that he will run for the seat as a […]

  2. Stuart I. Anderson

    The U. S. Chamber of Commerce/Business Round Table cherish their control of the national Republican Party but not any more than their local affiliates/reasonable facsimiles cherish their control of the state and local party. Thus we have this steady stream of big buck businessmen whose political philosophies are murky at best suddenly appearing to challenge candidates with long conservative records that aren’t so good for the bottom line. All that limited government/family values stuff is a real pain when all you are after and care about is big government/crony capitalism.

    Nothing murky about Joe Carr’s views. Time and time again Joe has carried the conservative banner into uphill political battles when everyone else headed for the tall grass. With Mae Beavers and Mark Green gone conservatives desperately need Joe’s leadership in the State Senate which conservatives in the 14th district can deliver.