Born and raised in Sumner County, Senator Ferrell Haile has dedicated his life to serving his community in various roles. He worked for over forty years as a small business owner, pharmacist, and farmer and learned first-hand what Tennessee families, small businesses, farms, and healthcare systems face due to difficult economic conditions and overburdensome regulations.
Senator Haile attended public school before attending Lipscomb University and then graduating from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy. Following graduation, he returned home to help run the farm and serve patients from behind the pharmacy counter for 44 years.
In addition to farming and being a pharmacist, Senator Haile has served our community in a variety of roles, such as a church elder, deacon, and Sunday school teacher in the Church of Christ, member of various boards and associations, President of the Gallatin Rotary Club at Noon and the Morning Club, President of the Southeast Sumner Community Fire Department, and as an Eagle Scout. In 2010, he was unanimously appointed by the Sumner County Commission to fill the vacant 18th District Senate Seat, to which he was elected in 2012 and reelected in 2016 and 2020. Since serving in the Senate he has been honored with many awards, and he currently serves as Speaker Pro Tempore of the Senate, Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, Treasurer of the Senate Republican Caucus, and member of the Education, Health & Welfare, and Finance, Ways & Means committees.