Jeff Washburn

For State Representative District 76

Jobs & Economic Development

Rural West Tennesseans need good jobs at good wages. Too many hard-working Tennesseans are struggling to provide for their families. Far too many have been left out and left behind. As your State Representative, I will work to bring new employers, industries, and jobs to our District.

Health Care

No one should lose their home when they get sick or lose their life because they can’t afford to go to the doctor. But Tennessee refused federal funds to expand Medicaid, leaving hundreds of thousands without health insurance. If we don’t take the money, Tennesseans will pay taxes for other states to get health care, but too many of our men and women will do without. No one’s parent or child should die because the local hospital closed. Yet recently hospitals in McKenzie and six other rural West Tennessee towns have closed. Tennessee is losing more hospitals than any state in the nation except one. I support former Governor Haslam’s plan to save lives and save hospitals by accepting federal funds and Tennessee taxpayers keeping money here instead of sending it to California and New York.


Our children are our future. Every single child in Tennessee, regardless of their zip code, deserves an opportunity to succeed. I will work hand-in-hand with teachers to meet the challenges they face in the classroom and make sure they have the resources our children need. Our teachers deserve to be treated and compensated like the professionals they are. And I will make sure teachers and parents can help our children without government bureaucrats in Nashville interfering with our schools.

Meet Jeff Washburn

“I will use my experience to work for you in Nashville. I promise to always put the people of the 76th district first. 

I am the independent voice for State Representative. 

I am a centrist who incorporates both Republican and Democratic philosophies, which most moderate Republicans and Democrats can easily identify with.

I am a fiscal conservative and these values have guided me during my tenure as Mayor of the City of Dresden for the past five years and as a Dresden City Alderman for two years prior to becoming Mayor. 

I demand accountability from department heads and employees of the city as Mayor. I will do the same as your State Representative.” – Jeff 

Jeff and his wife, Jennifer, attend Bible Union Church where he is the song leader. They have five children and 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is Dresden Mayor, an attorney and a resturant owner.

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News from the Campaign


Mayor Washburn to Seek State House Seat

Washburn will be on the ballot in November  Dresden, TN — MAY 4, 2020 — Dresden Mayor Jeff Washburn has announced his decision to run for State House of Representatives…
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Jeff Washburn For State Representative

I am a candidate for State Representative to represent the 76th House District in the Tennessee Legislature. The election will be held on November 3, 2020. In the coming days,…

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If you would like to help support my campaign financially, you may mail your contribution to Friends of Jeff Washburn, 1530 Evergreen Street, Dresden, Tennessee 38225, or donate online here:


119 S. Poplar Street
Dresden, TN 38225