Doug Overbey

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Doug Overbey
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Tennessee State Senate District 2
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'sCarson-Newman College, 1976
J.D.University of Tennessee College of Law, 1979
Personal
Birthday12/11/1954
Place of birthKingsport, TN
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Doug Overbey is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 2. He was first elected to this chamber in 2008.

Overbey served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2000 to 2008.

Biography

Overbey graduated with his Bachelor's Degree from Carson-Newman College in 1976 and later graduated with his Juris Doctor degree from Tennessee Law in 1979. He is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways and Means, Vice-chair
Health and Welfare
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Ethics, Chair
Pensions and Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Overbey ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 2. Overbey defeated Scott Hughes in the Republican primary on August 2, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Tennessee State Senate, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Overbey Incumbent 61% 11,334
Scott Hughes 39% 7,260
Total Votes 18,594

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Overbey won election to the 8th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Ira Lapides (I).[3]

Overbey raised $298,003 for his campaign while Lapides raised $14,727.[4]

Tennessee State Senate, District 8 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Doug Overbey (R) 61,299
Ira Lapides (I) 13,685


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Overbey is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Overbey raised a total of $1,014,813 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[5]

Doug Overbey's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 2 Won $408,003
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 8 Not up for election $80,354
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 8 Won $298,003
2006 Tennessee State House, District 20 Won $95,916
2004 Tennessee State House, District 20 Won $55,935
2002 Tennessee State House, District 20 Won $9,775
2000 Tennessee State House, District 20 Won $66,827
Grand Total Raised $1,014,813

2012

Overbey won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $408,003.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Doug Overbey's campaign in 2012
Sevier County Good Government PAC$9,500
Tennessee Healthcare Association$7,000
Tennessee Bankers Association$6,000
Tennessee Education Association$6,000
Hometown Pharmacy PAC$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$408,003
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Overbey was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $80,354.

2008

Overbey won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $298,003.

2006

Overbey won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $95,916.

2004

Overbey won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $55,935.

2002

Overbey won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $9,775.

2000

Overbey won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Overbey raised a total of $66,827.

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

Doug and his wife, Kay, have three children. They currently reside in Mayville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Raymond Finney
Tennessee Senate District 2
2009-present
Succeeded by
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