Craig Fitzhugh

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Craig Fitzhugh
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 82
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader, Tennessee House of Representatives
Present
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1972
J.D.University of Tennessee, 1975
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force Reserves
Personal
BirthdayMarch 22, 1950
Place of birthBrownsville, TN
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Craig Fitzhugh (b. March 22, 1950) is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 82. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

From 1994 to 1996, he served as Assistant Majority Whip. Firzhugh has served as House Minority Leader since the 2011 session.[1]

Biography

Fitzhugh earned his B.S. in Finance from the University of Tennessee in 1972. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Tennessee in 1975. Fitzhugh worked as an attorney from 1980 and 1992 and currently works as a banker. He served as a Major in the United States Air Force Reserves.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules
Finance, Ways, and Means
Government Operations
Insurance and Banking
Government Operations
Pensions and Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Democratic platform


Fitzhugh On When D's Will Cooperate With R's

Fitzhugh blamed much of the misfortune the Democrats saw in the November election on national anger directed at Democrats in Washington, D.C.

“A lot of those issues that were talked about were on the national level. I kept hearing in my races, ‘We have to cut the deficit, We have to cut spending,’ that type of thing. Well, we don’t have a deficit in Tennessee, we balance our budget every year,” said Fitzhugh. “We have cut our spending in the general budget by 25 percent. We are the 46th least-taxed state in the country. So those issues that came up and were used in the campaign were really not relevant to Tennessee, and that’s part of the problem that we had.”[2]







Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives 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 Craig Fitzhugh is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[3]

See also: Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014

Fitzhugh considered a run for Governor of Tennessee in 2014.[4] However, in July 2013 he said he would instead be seeking re-election, stating, “I’m committed to continuing as leader and trying to run for my representative position again. That’s what I’m going to do, I believe.”[5]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Fitzhugh won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 82. Fitzhugh ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Johnny Edwards (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 82, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngCraig Fitzhugh Incumbent 60% 12,273
     Republican Johnny Edwards 40% 8,172
Total Votes 20,445

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Fitzhugh ran for re-election to the 82nd District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[8] He defeated Republican Johnny Edwards in the general election on November 2, 2010.[9]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Fitzhugh won re-election to the 82nd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[10]

Fitzhugh raised $68,575 for his campaign.[11]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 82 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Craig Fitzhugh (D) 13,088

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Fitzhugh is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Fitzhugh raised a total of $612,654 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[12]

Craig Fitzhugh's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $176,374
2010 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $83,940
2008 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $68,575
2006 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $46,640
2004 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $95,626
2002 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $69,543
2000 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $46,056
1998 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $8,950
1996 Tennessee State House, District 82 Won $16,950
Grand Total Raised $612,654

2012

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $176,374.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Craig Fitzhugh's campaign in 2012
Fitzhugh, Craig$20,000
Tennessee Education Association$8,250
Tennessee State Employees Association$6,750
Tennessee Bankers Association$5,500
Jack Daniels$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$176,374
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $83,940.

2008

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $68,575.

2006

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $46,640.

2004

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $95,626.

2002

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $69,543.

2000

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $46,056.

1998

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $8,950.

1996

Fitzhugh won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Fitzhugh raised a total of $16,950.

Personal

Fitzhugh and his wife, Pamela, have two children. They currently reside in Ripley, Tennessee.

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1994–present
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