Cameron Sexton

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Cameron Sexton
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 25
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
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1994
Personal
BirthdayNovember 11, 1970
ProfessionMarketing
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Cameron Sexton is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 25. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Sexton serves as Majority Whip.

Biography

Sexton holds a B.A. in Public Administration from the University of Tennessee. He has worked in sales and marketing.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Utilities
Calendar and Rules
Health

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Fiscal policy

Sexton was active in the effort to defeat a proposal for a state income tax several years ago and repeated his pledge when speaking to a local paper: “It seems that every few years, someone in Nashville attempts to enact a state income tax. I pledge to always work to defeat any proposal to enact a Tennessee state income tax.”

Economic development

Sexton's platform included continuing the Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program, which provides low-interest loans to qualifying farmers. This is part of a broader plan to provide targeted incentives and capital investment for farmers. He also belongs to the Tennessee Farm Bureau.

Mr. Sexton more generally supported economic development that makes Tennessee a target to business, along with education and job training to make the state's work force more attractive to potential employers.

Social issues

A NRA member, Sexton supports Second Amendment rights. He is also pro-life.

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. Judy Barnett was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Cameron Sexton was unopposed in the Republican primary. Barnett and Sexton will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Sexton won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 25. Sexton ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Flo Matheson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 25, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngCameron Sexton Incumbent 74.3% 19,488
     Democratic Flo Matheson 25.7% 6,733
Total Votes 26,221

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

He defeated Democrat Charles Ray Rains and independent Kevin Klingberg in the general election on November 2, 2010. He defeated incumbent Eric Swafford in the August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 25 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cameron Sexton (R) 15,434
Charles Ray Rains (D) 7,117
Kevin Klingberg (I) 432
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 25 Republican Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Cameron Sexton (R) 8,798
Eric Swafford (R) 5,219

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Sexton is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Sexton raised a total of $193,563 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[7]

Cameron Sexton's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 25 Won $102,159
2010 Tennessee State House, District 25 Won $91,404
Grand Total Raised $193,563

2012

Sexton won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Sexton raised a total of $102,159.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Cameron Sexton's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Bankers Association$3,000
Tennessee Medical Association$2,500
Stones River Medical Management PC$2,000
Tennessee Optometric Association$2,000
Tennessee Dental Association$1,800
Total Raised in 2012$102,159
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Sexton won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Sexton raised a total of $91,404.

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

Sexton and his wife, Lacey, have two children. They currently reside in Crossville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Swafford (R)
Tennessee House of Representatives District 25
2010–present
Succeeded by
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