Darren Jernigan

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Darren Jernigan
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 60
In office
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
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
Bachelor'sAustin Peay State University
Master'sMiddle Tennessee State University
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Darren Jernigan is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Jernigan received a B.S. from Austin Peay State University. He later received a Master's of Criminal Justice from Middle Tennessee State University.

Committee assignments


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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
State Government



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 Darren Jernigan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Gotto was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jernigan and Gotto will face off in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jernigan won election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 60. Jernigan ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated incumbent Jim Gotto (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDarren Jernigan 50.2% 12,310
     Republican Jim Gotto Incumbent 49.8% 12,215
Total Votes 24,525

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jernigan is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Jernigan raised a total of $186,161 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[5]

Darren Jernigan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 60 Won $176,871
2000 Tennessee State House, District 51 Defeated $9,290
Grand Total Raised $186,161


Jernigan won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jernigan raised a total of $176,871.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Darren Jernigan's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Democratic Party$17,500
House Democratic Caucus$13,500
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada$12,100
Tennessee Laborers$7,500
Total Raised in 2012$176,871
Source:Follow the Money


Jernigan lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Jernigan raised a total of $9,290.


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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.

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Jernigan and his wife have four children. They currently reside in Old Hickory, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
Jim Gotto (R)
Tennessee House of Representatives District 60
Succeeded by