Bill Ketron

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Bill Ketron
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Tennessee State Senate District 13
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMiddle Tennessee State University, 1976
Personal
Birthday09/04/1953
Place of birthKingsport, TN
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bill Ketron is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 13. He was first elected to the chamber in 2003. In the 2013 session, Ketron served as Majority Caucus Chair. He previously served as the Deputy Speaker of the Senate.

Kreton was a County Commissioner for Rutherford County from 1990 to 1998.

Biography

Kreton graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Middle Tennessee State in 1976. He is the owner of an insurance company.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways and Means
State & Local Government
Ethics, Vice-chair
Fiscal Review, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ketron served on these committees:

District 13

Kreton represents Tennessee Senate District 13. District 13 includes Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, and part of Rutherford counties.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Bill Ketron endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Bill Ketron is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Ketron was re-elected to the 13th District seat in 2010. He defeated Democrat Debbie Matthews in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3][4]

Tennessee State Senate, District 13, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ketron (R) 40,998
Debbie Matthews (D) 17,478

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Ketron won re-election to the 13th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Vince Springer (D).[5]

Southerland raised $96,061 for his campaign while Williams raised $26,448.[6]

Tennessee State Senate, District 13 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Ketron (R) 31,457
Vince Springer (D) 22,799

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ketron is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Ketron raised a total of $932,457 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[7]

Bill Ketron's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $116,687
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 13 Won $197,435
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $68,795
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 13 Won $394,864
2004 Tennessee State Senate, District 13 Not up for election $11,075
2002 Tennessee State Senate, District 13 Won $143,601
Grand Total Raised $932,457

2012

Ketron was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ketron raised a total of $116,687.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Ketron's campaign in 2012
AT&T$7,000
National Healthcare Corp$3,500
Jones, Alan$3,000
Comcast$3,000
Tennessee First$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$116,687
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ketron won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Ketron raised a total of $197,435.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Ketron's campaign in 2012
National Healthcare Corp$7,500
Federal Express$5,750
Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen$4,500
Tennessee Medical Association$4,000
Tennessee Dental Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$197,435
Source:Follow the Money

2008

Ketron was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Ketron raised a total of $68,795.

2006

Ketron won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Ketron raised a total of $394,864.

2004

Ketron was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Ketron raised a total of $11,075.

2002

Ketron won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Ketron raised a total of $143,601.

Personal

Bill and his wife, Theresa, have one child. They currently reside in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gene Elsea
Tennessee Senate District 13
2003-present
Succeeded by
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