Jason is someone who gets things done. He serves with honor and dedication and works hard to make District 53 a premier place to live, work, and enjoy.


Rep. Powell Issues Formal Request for Special Session to Ouster Jeremy Durham

Tennessee Lawmaker Concerned about Funds to Fight Zika

Lawmaker Wants to Know How Many Tennesseans on No-Fly List

State Rep Officially Requests Petition for Special Session on Durham

Tennessee Passes Nation’s First Lead Notification Bill

Yarbro Powell Fight Cane Ridge Gas Compressor

Tennessee Bill Pushes Quicker Notification Regarding Lead in Drinking Water

Noncitizen Vets Now Eligible to Become Police Officers

Tennessee Lawmaker Seeks Ban on Paddling in Schools

Tennessee Mother Pushes to Ban Paddling in Schools

Rep. Jason Powell Invites Suggestions for Bills

Nashville Lawmaker Invites Public Propose Bills

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Georgia vs Tennessee

Tennessee Georgia Locked in Battle Over Waterway Access

Jason Powell and President Obama

Tennessee Law Makers Taking a Bet to Allow Gambling in the State

Road Named After Former MNPD Officer

Nashville Interchanged Named for Fallen Metro Officer

Tenn. signs out-of-state firm for ‘Made in Tennessee’ ads
July 23, 2014
Rep. Powell discusses his landmark “Made in Tennessee” legislation. read more

Taking bets on the city’s political future? Smart money says to watch these names
May 29, 2014
Rep. Powell named a leader on the rise. read more

Investors snag Aramark building for $16.5 million
May 26, 2014
A New York-based real estate investment trust has paid nearly $16.5 million for the 89,000-square-foot office building at 5880 Nolensville Pike that is home to the Nashville Aramark location. read more

Busy Nolensville Pike corridor deserves state attention
April 4, 2014 (By Rep. Jason Powell)
When I was a child, my family’s church on Nolensville Pike relocated up the road to make way for a large grocery store and shopping complex. It did not take long for the empty fields surrounding the new location of the church to be replaced by retail developments, as well. Now, Nolensville Pike is the backbone of the explosive growth in South Nashville. read more

Daylight saving time bill falls short in House
March 25, 2014
A bill that would have exempted Tennessee from daylight saving time failed in the House after some confusion and frustration among lawmakers. read more

Bill easing third party ballot access moves ahead in Tennessee legislature
March 12, 2014
House Bill 958, sponsored by state Rep. Jason Powell, D-Nashville, aims to lower the amount of signatures that a member of a party other than Republican or Democrat would need to appear on ballots under the name of their own party rather than as an independent. read more

State Rep. Jason Powell Wants to Show Tenn.’s Big Problem with Obesity can be Solved
September 16, 2013
Right now, one state lawmaker is trying to achieve a life-changing weight loss goal and inspire you in the process. read more

Aramark may add 1,000 jobs in Nashville
July 18, 2013
Aramark, the uniform and food services conglomerate, plans to open an accounting and human resources business service center in September in the former IRS call center on Nolensville Pike, employing up to 1,000 people within the next three years. read more

House Unanimously Passes ‘Made in Tennessee Act’
April 16, 2013
The House voted unanimously to support Rep. Jason Powell’s “Made in Tennessee Act”. HB718 will help small businesses by creating a Tennessee brand for non-agricultural products made in the state. read more

Tennessee legislator rebuffs Georgia bid for water
April 5, 2013
Tennessee House members cheered, whistled and noisily clapped Thursday as a Nashville colleague launched a verbal barrage at Georgia’s demands for access to Tennessee River water. read more

Dean’s support of charter school decision-maker triggers backlash
February 17, 2013
From the things I’ve heard about his position right now, I would ask him to reconsider his position and get feedback from the community and the Metro Council and the school board,” newly elected Democratic Nashville state Rep. Jason Powell said. read more

General Assembly Has Lots of Room to Improve
October 19, 2012
Tennessean endorses Jason Powell in House District 53 read more

House 53 opponents with similar backgrounds emphasize differences
October 8, 2012
Ben Claybaker and Jason Powell each seeking his first elected office. At first glance, the two candidates running for the state House seat in District 53 look strikingly read more

State: Incumbents Maggart and Pruitt bested, while Black easily defeats Zelnick
August 3, 2012
Amid hoops, hollers and whistles, a triumphant Courtney Rogers took the stage as the newly minted Republican standard-bearer for Tennessee’s 45th House District. read more

Claybaker, Powell win Battles in 53rd
August 3, 2012
Democrat Jason Powell and Republican Ben Claybaker will square off in the November election after winning Thursday night’s primaries for the Tennessee House’s 53rd District. read more

Tennessean Endorsements: Many in House Face Primary Challenge
July 22, 2012
Today, The Tennessean editorial board takes a look at state House primary election races in Middle Tennessee. Early voting began on July 13 for the elections on Aug. 2. read more

State Employees Support Jason Powell in District 53 House Race
July 19, 2012
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Employees Action Movement (TEAM) – the PAC of the Tennessee State Employees Association – proudly endorses Jason Powell, D-Nashville, in his bid for election to the District 53 seat of the Tennessee House of Representatives. read more

In Davidson districts, battles for party nominations heat up
July 15, 2012
Tennessee’s political map looks quite different after Republican-led redistricting and the spate of Democratic retirements that followed. As a result, no matter which candidates are celebrating in November, the Davidson County delegation will include several new names when state legislators return to the Capitol in January. read more

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