In previous years, Tennessee Right to Life PAC has based our endorsements on objective criteria, following careful review of candidate surveys, voting records, public statements and statewide meetings between candidates and 15 members of the TRL Endorsement Committee. However, in 2020 due to the restrictions on in-person meetings throughout the state, we were unable to meet with candidates and also due to the current legislative votes on bills that contain unenforceable elements not supported by TN Right to Life, endorsements are not being made.  Please  see the current voting records of legislators below.

Tennessee Right to Life urges every Tennessean concerned for the unborn, the elderly and medically vulnerable to carefully consider candidate positions and votes.  Working together we will continue to meet the challenges and hasten the day when every life is protected by the laws of our communities, state and nation.

Tennessee Right to Life Scorecard – Pro-Life Legislation Votes 2019/2020

111th General Assembly

 

  1. House Floor Vote on HB2568/SB2465 (Abortion Pill Reversal Bill), June 1, 2020. (Passed 71-22-1)  *Was not heard in the Senate as it was added as an Amendment to SB 2196/HB 2263 (see below)

  2. Floor Vote on HB 2263/SB 2196 (Governor Lee’s Omnibus Bill with TRL Amendment to add Abortion Pill Reversal Bill), June 19, 2020. (Passed 70-20-1)**

  3. Floor Vote on HB1029/SB 1257 (Human Life Protection Act (Trigger Bill) April 22, 2019. (Passed 69-24)

  4. Floor Vote on HB 0711/SB 0614 (Abortion Data Reporting Bill) April 22, 2019.  (Passed 77-17-3)

 

Tennessee Senate

Senator

1

2

3

4

Lt. Gov. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge)

*

A

A

A

Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis)

*

N

N

N

Paul Bailey (R-Sparta)

*

A

A

A

Mike Bell (R-Riceville)

*

A

A

A

Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma)

*

NP

NP

A

Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville)

*

NP

A

A

Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City)

*

A

A

A

Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville)

*

NP

NP

A

Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga)

*

A

A

A

Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville)

*

N

N

N

Dolores Gresham (R-Somerville)

*

A

A

NP

Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin)

*

A

A

A

Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald)

*

A

A

A

Ed Jackson (R-Jackson)

*

A

A

A

Jack Johnson (R-College Grove)

*

A

A

A

Brian Kelsey (R-Memphis)

*

A

A

NP

Sara Kyle (D-Memphis)

*

N

N

NP

Jon Lundberg (R-Bristol)

*

NP

A

A

Becky Massey (R-Knoxville)

*

A

NP

A

Frank Niceley (R-Strawberry Plains)

*

A

A

A

Mark Pody (R-Lebanon)

*

A

A

A

Bill Powers (R-Clarksville)

*

A

NP

NP

Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro)

*

A

A

A

Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield)

*

A

A

A

Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis)

*

N

N

N

Paul Rose (R-Covington)

*

A

A

A

Steve Southerland (R-Morristown)

*

A

A

A

John Stevens (R-Huntingdon)

*

A

A

A

Art Swann (R-Maryville)   

*

NP

A

A

Bo Watson (R-Hixson)

*

A

A

A

Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro)

*

A

A

A

Ken Yager (R-Harriman)

*

A

A

A

Jeff Yarbro (D-Nashville)

*

N

N

N

 

Tennessee House of Representatives

Representative

1

2

3

4

Speaker Cameron Sexton (R-Crossville)

A

A

NP

A

Charlie Baum (R-Murfreesboro)

A

A

A

A

Bill Beck (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

NV

Clark Boyd (R-Lebanon) 

A

A

A

A

Rush Bricken (R-Tullahoma)

A

A

A

A

David Byrd (R – Waynesboro)

A

A

A

A

Kent Calfee (R-Kingston)

A

A

A

A

Karen Camper (D-Memphis)

N

NP

N

N

Dale Carr (R-Sevierville)

A

A

A

A

Mike Carter (R-Ooltewah)

A

A

A

A

Glen Casada (R-Thompsons Station)

A

A

A

A

Scott Cepicky (R-Culleoka)

A

A

A

A

Jesse Chism (D-Memphis)

N

N

N

N

John Ray Clemmons (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

N

Mark Cochran (R-Englewood)

A

A

A

A

Jim Coley (R-Bartlett)

NP

A

NP

A

Barbara Cooper (D-Memphis)

NP

NP

N

N

John Crawford (R-Kingsport

A

A

A

A

Michael Curcio (R-Dickson)

A

A

A

A

Martin Daniel (R-Knoxville)

A

NP

NP

A

John DeBerry (D-Memphis)

A

A

A

NV

Vincent Dixie (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

N

Clay Doggett (R-Pulaski)

A

A

A

A

Bill Dunn (R-Knoxville)

A

A

A

A

Rick Eldridge (R-Morristown)

A

A

A

A

Jeremy Faison (R-Cosby)

A

A

A

A

Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville)

A

A

A

A

Bob Freeman (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

N

Ron Gant (R-Rossville)

A

A

A

A

Johnny Garrett (R-Goodlettsville)

A

A

A

A

Bruce Griffey (R-Paris)

A

A

A

A

Rusty Grills (R-Newbern)

A

A

NP

NP

Yusuf Hakeem (D-Chattanooga)

N

N

N

N

Curtis Halford (R-Dyer)

A

A

A

A

Mark Hall (R-Cleveland)

A

A

A

A

G.A. Hardaway (D-Memphis)

N

N

N

A

Kirk Haston (R-Lobelville)

A

A

A

A

David Hawk (R-Greeneville)

A

A

A

A

Patsy Hazlewood (R-Signal Mountain)

NV

NV

NP

A

Esther Helton (R-East Ridge)

A

A

A

A

Gary Hicks (R-Rogersville)

A

A

A

A

Matthew Hill (R-Jonesborough)

A

A

A

A

Timothy Hill (R-Blountville)

A

A

A

A

Jason Hodges (D-Clarksville)

N

N

N

N

John Holsclaw (R-Elizabethton)

A

A

A

A

Andy Holt (R-Dresden)

NP

A

A

A

Dan Howell (R-Georgetown)

A

A

A

A

Bud Hulsey (R-Kingsport)

A

A

A

A

Chris Hurt (R-Halls)

A

A

NP

NP

Darren Jernigan (D-Old Hickory)

N

NP

N

N

Curtis Johnson (R-Clarksville)

A

A

A

A

Gloria Johnson (D-Knoxville)

N

N

N

N

Kelly Keisling (R-Byrdstown)

A

A

A

A

Sabi Kumar (R-Springfield)

A

A

A

A

Justin Lafferty (R-Knoxville)

A

NP

A

A

London Lamar (D-Memphis)

N

N

N

N

William Lamberth (R-Cottontown)

A

A

A

A

Tom Leatherwood (R-Arlington)

A

A

A

A

Mary Littleton (R-Dickson)

A

A

A

A

Harold Love, Jr. (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

A

Susan Lynn (R-Old Hickory)

A

A

A

A

Pat Marsh (R-Shelbyville)

A

A

A

A

Larry Miller (D-Memphis)

N

N

N

A

Bo Mitchell (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

N

Debra Moody (R-Covington)

A

A

NP

NP

Jerome Moon (R-Maryville)     

A

A

A

A

Brandon Ogles (R-Franklin)

A

A

A

A

Antonio Parkinson (D-Memphis)

NP

N

N

N

Jason Potts (D-Nashville)

N

NP

N

N

Jason Powell (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

N

Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro)

A

A

A

A

John Ragan (R-Oak Ridge)

A

A

A

A

Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville)

A

A

A

A

Jay Reedy (R-Erin)

A

A

A

A

Tim Rudd (R-Murfreesboro)

A

A

A

A

Iris Rudder (R-Winchester)

A

A

A

A

Lowell Russell (R-Vonore)

A

A

A

A

Jerry Sexton (R-Bean Station)

A

A

A

A

Johnny Shaw (D-Bolivar)

N

N

N

A

Paul Sherrell (R-Sparta)

A

A

A

A

Robin Smith (R-Hixson)

A

A

A

A

Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna)

A

A

A

A

Rick Staples (D-Knoxville)

N

N

N

A

Mike Stewart (D-Nashville)

N

N

N

N

Bryan Terry (R-Murfreesboro)

A

NP

NP

A

Dwayne Thompson (D-Cordova)

N

N

N

NV

Rick Tillis (R-Lewisburg)

A

A

A

A

Chris Todd (R-Madison County)

A

A

A

A

Joe Towns, Jr. (D-Memphis)

N

N

N

N

Ron Travis (R-Dayton)

NP

NP

A

A

Micah Van Huss (R-Jonesborough)

A

A

A

A

Kevin Vaughan (R-Collierville)   

A

A

A

A

Terri Lynn Weaver (R-Lancaster)

A

A

A

A

Mark White (R-Memphis)

A

A

A

A

Sam Whitson (R-Franklin)

A

A

A

A

Ryan Williams (R-Cookeville)

A

A

A

A

John Mark Windle (D-Livingston)

A

A

A

A

Dave Wright (R-Corryton)

A

A

A

A

Jason Zachary (R-Knoxville)

A

A

A

A

 

Legend

A

Ayes, voted for legislation

N

No, Voted Against  Legislation

NV

Present, Not Voting

NP

Not Present

**Contains unenforceable elements not supported by Tennessee Right to Life