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David Alexander
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 39
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'sMississippi College
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Years of service1973-1975
Personal
BirthdayOctober 29, 1952
Place of birthJackson, MS
ProfessionCo-Owner, Reliable Rental
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
David Alexander is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 39. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Alexander serves as Republican Secretary.

Biography

Alexander holds a B.A. in English from Mississippi College. He is the co-owner of Reliable Rental. Alexander served in the U.S. Army from 1973-1975.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways, and Means, Vice-chair
Transportation
Pensions and Insurance

2011-2012

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

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Alexander's campaign website highlights the following issues:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "A sustainable recovery must have JOB creation thru free enterprise businesses. JOBS help us to realize the AMERICAN DREAM. We must concentrate on JOBS as a State, because the federal government isn’t."

No State Income Tax

  • Excerpt: "DO NOT let the State of Tennessee get into your pocket any more than they already are! This kind of tax never goes down, never goes away, and is the 1st place they go to when they need more money. And guess what? Those States that have it are in the same kind of financial trouble we are."

Right-Size State Government

  • Excerpt: "The smaller and more efficient state government is, the more transparent it is for you the citizen. Tennessee has a spending problem. We deserve the best government we can afford.

10th Amendment- Strong States’ Rights And Sovereignty

  • Excerpt: "The state legislature should carefully consider each unfunded mandate that the federal government is trying to force down our throats."

Term Limits

  • Excerpt: "I really, really don’t like professional career politicians. I think it goes against what our founding fathers envisioned. The same people, with the same approach, gets the same results. We need new people, new vision, new ideas, new JOBS."

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. Matthew Huffer was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent David Alexander defeated Jack Daniel in the Republican primary. Huffer and Alexander will face off in the general election.[2][3]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 39 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alexander Incumbent 72.1% 4,894
Jack Daniel 27.9% 1,893
Total Votes 6,787

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Alexander won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 39. Alexander ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Doug Clark (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 39, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Alexander Incumbent 65.7% 15,097
     Democratic Doug Clark 34.3% 7,880
Total Votes 22,977

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

He defeated Democrat George Fraley in the general election on November 2, 2010. Alexander was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[6][7]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 39 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png David Alexander (R) 11,566
George W. Fraley (D) 6,045

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Alexander is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Alexander raised a total of $177,340 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[8]

David Alexander's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 39 Won $72,780
2010 Tennessee State House, District 39 Won $104,560
Grand Total Raised $177,340

2012

Alexander won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Alexander raised a total of $72,780.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to David Alexander's campaign in 2012
House Republican Caucus$21,170
Harwell PAC$2,800
Basmajian, Dennis M$2,000
AT&T$1,500
McCormick, Gerald$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$72,780
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Alexander won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Alexander raised a total of $104,560.

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

Alexander and his wife, Cile, have three daughters. They currently reside in Winchester, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
George Fraley
Tennessee House of Representatives District 39
2010-present
Succeeded by
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