Dolores Gresham

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Dolores Gresham
Dolores R. Gresham.jpg
Tennessee State Senate District 26
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of the Incarnate Word
Master'sLoyola University, New Orleans
George Washington University
Personal
Birthday07/16/1942
ProfessionSmall Business Owner
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Dolores Gresham is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 26. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Gresham served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2002 to 2008.

Biography

Gresham graduated with her Bachelor's degree from University of the Incarnate Word and earned Master's degrees from George Washington University and Loyola-Maryland. She is a small business owner and retired member of the United States Marine Corps.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Education, Chair
Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

District 26

Jackson represents Tennessee Senate District 26. District 26 includes Chester, Crockett, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, McNairy, and Wayne Counties.

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Gresham won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 26. Gresham ran unopposed in the August 2 Republican primary and defeated Meryl Rice (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Tennessee State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDolores Gresham Incumbent 60.4% 42,990
     Democratic Meryl Rice 39.6% 28,131
Total Votes 71,121

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Gresham won election to the 26th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Randy Camp (D).[2]

Gresham raised $505,899 for her campaign while Camp raised $475,401.[3]

Tennessee State Senate, District 26 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dolores Gresham (R) 37,186
Randy Camp (D) 32,165

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Gresham is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Gresham raised a total of $913,939 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[4]

Dolores Gresham's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 26 Won $262,073
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 26 Not up for election $41,915
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 26 Won $505,899
2006 Tennessee State House, District 94 Won $46,004
2004 Tennessee State House, District 94 Won $32,647
2002 Tennessee State House, District 94 Won $25,401
Grand Total Raised $913,939

2012

Gresham won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Gresham raised a total of $262,073.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dolores Gresham's campaign in 2012
Studentsfirst$15,500
Gresham, Dolores$10,000
MPAC$9,700
RAAMPAC$5,000
Tennessee Bankers Association$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$262,073
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Gresham was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Gresham raised a total of $41,915.

2008

Gresham won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Gresham raised a total of $505,899.

2006

Gresham won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Gresham raised a total of $46,004.

2004

Gresham won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Gresham raised a total of $32,647.

2002

Gresham won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Gresham raised a total of $25,401.

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

Dolores and her husband, Will, reside in Somerville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Wilder
Tennessee Senate District 26
2009-present
Succeeded by
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