Douglas Henry

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Douglas Henry
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Tennessee State Senate District 21
Incumbent
In office
1971 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 43
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1970
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sVanderbilt University
Personal
Birthday05/18/1926
Place of birthNashville, TN
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Douglas Henry is a Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 21. He was first elected to the chamber in 1970.

Henry served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1954 to 1956.

Biography

Henry received both his Bachelor's and Bachelor of Laws degree from Vanderbilt University. He works as an attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways and Means
Health and Welfare
Ethics
Rules, Vice-chair
Fiscal Review
Pensions and Insurance
TACIR

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

District 21

Henry represents Tennessee Senate District 21. District 21 includes a portion of Davidson County.

Elections

2014

Henry announced on May 7, 2013, that he would not seek re-election in 2014. Henry's attorney, Nick Bailey, said the decision was based around his ability to devote full attention to his ailing wife, Lolly.[1][2]

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Henry was re-elected to the 21st District seat in 2010. Henry defeated Republican Steven Dickerson in the general election took place on November 2, 2010. According to the unofficial election results, he narrowly defeated Jeff Yarbro in the Democratic primary on August 5, 2010.[3] Yarbro announced on August 12 that he would request a recount.[4][5]

Tennessee State Senate, District 21, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Henry (D) 27,117
Steven Dickerson (D) 20,775

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Douglas won re-election to the 21st District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Bob Krumm (R).[6]

Douglas raised $322,608 for his campaign while Krumm raised $83,707.[7]

Tennessee State Senate, District 21 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Henry Douglas (D) 36,834
Bob Krumm (R) 18,751

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Henry is available dating back to 1998. Based on available campaign finance records, Henry raised a total of $1,696,486 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[8]

Douglas Henry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $6,077
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Won $689,578
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $20,485
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Won $322,608
2004 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Not up for election $0
2002 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Won $399,337
1998 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Won $258,401
Grand Total Raised $1,696,486

2012

Henry was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $6,077.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Douglas Henry's campaign in 2012
Henry, Douglas$123,033
Jack Daniels$3,000
StudentsFirst$2,500
Tennessee Medical Association$2,500
Tennessee Dental Association$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$6,077
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Henry won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $689,578.

2008

Henry was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $20,485.

2006

Henry won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $322,608.

2004

Henry was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $0.

2002

Henry won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $399,337.

1998

Henry won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 1998. During that election cycle, Henry raised a total of $258,401.

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

Douglas and his wife, Loiette, have five children. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Tennessee Senate District 21
1971-present
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