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Dan Cramer
Former candidate for
U.S. House, Tennessee, District 7
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Associate'sNorthwestern State University of Louisiana
Bachelor'sAustin Peay State University, Thomas Edison State College
Master'sMurray State University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service26
Campaign website
Dan Cramer was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 7th Congressional District of Tennessee.[1] Cramer defeated Credo Amouzouvik in the Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Marsha Blackburn (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]


In 1987, Cramer earned an A.A. from Northwestern State University of Louisiana. He earned a B.S. in aviation from Thomas Edison State College in 1996 and an M.S. in technology management from Murray State University in 1997. He went on to earn a second B.S. in engineering technology from Austin Peay State University in 2005.[3]

Cramer served in the United States Army for 26 years. He worked as an Army warrant officer, Chinook helicopter pilot.[3]


Campaign themes


Cramer submitted the following statement to Ballotpedia:

The current politics of partisanship and obstruction are destroying the American dream for too many Tennesseans. I want to play an active role in making our community, state and country a place where every Tennessean can provide for themselves and their families and where the American dream of giving our children better opportunities than we had ourselves is within every American's reach.[4]



See also: Tennessee's 7th Congressional District elections, 2014

Cramer ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 7th District. Cramer defeated Credo Amouzouvik in the Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent Marsha Blackburn (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

Election results

General election
U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMarsha Blackburn Incumbent 70% 110,498
     Democratic Dan Cramer 26.8% 42,260
     Independent Lenny Ladner 3.2% 5,092
Total Votes 157,850
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State Vote totals above are unofficial and will be updated once official totals are made available.
Democratic primary
U.S. House, Tennessee District 7 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDaniel Cramer 81% 20,261
Credo Amouzouvik 19% 4,750
Total Votes 25,011
Source: Results via Associated Press


Cramer lives in Clarksville, Tennessee with his wife and daughter.[5]

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  1. Tennessee.gov, "Governor, United States Senate, and United States House of Representatives Petitions Filed by Qualifying Deadline," accessed April 3, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Huffington Post, "Election 2014," accessed November 6, 2014
  3. 3.0 3.1 Information submitted through Ballotpedia's biographical submission form on April 10, 2014
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  5. Dan Cramer for Congress: "Bio," accessed April 13, 2014