Art Swann

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Art Swann
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 8
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Blount County Commission
1978-1982
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, Martin, 1975
Personal
BirthdayOctober 17, 1952
ReligionEpiscopal
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Art Swann is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 8. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Swann earned a B.S. from the University of Tennessee-Martin. He has previously worked as a forest product representative. Swann is a former Director of the Metropolitan Knoxville Airport Authority, and was a Blount County Commissioner from 1978-1982.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Swann served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Business and Utilities

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Swann served on these committees:

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Art Swann endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Art Swann was unopposed in the Republican primary. Swann is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Swann ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 8. Swann defeated challenger Grady E. Caskey in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 8 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngArt Swann Incumbent 76.8% 4,375
Grady E. Caskey 23.2% 1,324
Total Votes 5,699

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Swann was elected to District 8 of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He defeated Democrat Marvin Pratt in the general election on November 2, 2010. He defeated Geoff King, Scott A. Hughes and Joe McCulley in the August 5 primary.[7][8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 8 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Art Swann (R) 12,620
Marvin Pratt (D) 2,862

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Swann is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Swann raised a total of $174,298 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[9]

Art Swann's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 8 Won $92,021
2010 Tennessee State House, District 8 Won $82,277
Grand Total Raised $174,298

2012

Swann won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Swann raised a total of $92,021.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Art Swann's campaign in 2012
Studentsfirst$6,500
Faulk, Mike$2,800
AT&T$2,000
Tennessee Highway Contractors$1,500
Stones River Medical Management PC$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$92,021
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Swann won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Swann raised a total of $82,277.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Swann and his wife, Janet, currently live in Maryville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe McCord
Tennessee House of Representatives District 8
2010-present
Succeeded by
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