Bo Mitchell

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Bo Mitchell
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 50
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Bellevue Metro Council
Education
Bachelor'sDavid Lipscomb University
J.D.Nashville School of Law
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bo Mitchell is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 50. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Mitchell received a B.A. in Political Science from David Lipscomb University. He later received a J.D. from Nashville School of Law. He has worked as a director of sales and employee benefits.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules
Local Government
Transportation

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 Bo Mitchell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Troy Brewer was unopposed in the Republican primary. Mitchell and Brewer will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Mitchell won election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 50. Mitchell ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Charles Williamson (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 50, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBo Mitchell 50.3% 13,208
     Republican Charles Williamson 49.7% 13,052
Total Votes 26,260

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mitchell is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Mitchell raised a total of $227,049 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[5]

Bo Mitchell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 50 Won $179,212
2000 Tennessee State House, District 69 Defeated $47,837
Grand Total Raised $227,049

2012

Mitchell won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $179,212.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bo Mitchell's campaign in 2012
House Democratic Caucus$25,500
United Association Of Journeymen And Apprentices Of The Plumbing And Pipe Fitting Industry Of The United States And Canada$14,100
Tennessee Democratic Party$12,500
Tennessee Education Association$9,600
Nashville Fire Fighters Local 140$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$179,212
Source:Follow the Money

2000

Mitchell lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $47,837.

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.

Personal

Mitchell and his wife, Chastity, have two children. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee. Mitchell is a member of the Joelton Civitan Club and Tennessee Conservation Voters.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Gary Moore, Sr. (D)
Tennessee House of Representatives District 50
2012–present
Succeeded by
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