|Tennessee State Senate District 14|
|2009 - 2012|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2008|
|First elected||November 4, 2008|
|Profession||Owner, Insurance Agency|
Stewart ran for Congress in Tennessee's 3rd District.
Stewart graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Austin Peay University. Stewart is the owner of an insurance agency.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Stewart served on these committees:
- Commerce, Labor and Agriculture
- Environment, Conservation and Tourism
- Joint Committee on Fiscal Review
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stewart served on these committees: Stewart is a member of these committees:
Stewart represented Tennessee Senate District 14. District 14 included Franklin, Bledsoe, Coffee, Grundy, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren Counties.
According to Stewart's website, his campaign themes included:
- Economy: "It's time we started expanding opportunities for Americans to get jobs and stopped shrinking the middle class by shipping jobs overseas."
- Social Security: "I do not believe that Wall Street has the best interest of those of us who are counting on Social Security to be there for us as promised almost 75 years ago."
Stewart was defeated by incumbent Scott DesJarlais. Stewart ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Tennessee's 4th District. Stewart ran unopposed in the August 2 Democratic primary. He faced incumbent Scott DesJarlais (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 4 General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Scott DesJarlais Incumbent||55.8%||128,568|
|Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"|
Stewart raised $237,531 for his campaign while Niederhauser raised $127,478.
|Tennessee State Senate, District 14 (2008)|
|Eric Stewart (D)||34,003|
|Mike Niederhauser (R)||29,586|
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee placed Stewart on the "Emerging Races" in 2012 list. The list highlighted candidates that were making their districts more competitive.
|U.S. House, Tennessee District 4, 2012 - Eric Stewart Campaign Contributions|
|Total Raised by Election Winner||$1,260,459|
|Total Spent by Election Winner||$1,266,554|
|Top contributors to Eric Stewart's campaign committee|
|State of Tennessee||$13,350|
|Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union||$11,000|
|Barrett, Johnston & Parsley||$10,500|
|Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$10,000|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Building Trade Unions||$32,500|
|Public Sector Unions||$23,500|
Stewart raised $237,531 in the 2008 election cycle.
His major contributors are listed below.
|Tennessee Keep Your Legislature Efficient PAC||$12,000|
|Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 572||$10,000|
|Ironworkers Local 704||$9,500|
|Tennessee's Tomorrow PAC||$9,000|
|Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association||$8,000|
|International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers||$7,500|
|Tennessee Carpenters Regional Council||$7,500|
|Tennessee Education Association||$5,000|
|Tennessee Labor Council AFL-CIO||$4,500|
|Tennessee Malt Beverage||$3,500|
|Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee||$3,000|
Eric is married with two children and resides in Winchester, Tennessee.
- Eric Stewart's campaign website
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008
- Sen. Stewart's website
- Voting record from Tennessee Votes.org
- Eric Stewart on Facebook
- Eric Stewart on Twitter
- Vote Stewart, "On the Issues," accessed September 11, 2012
- Politico, "2012 Election Map, Tennessee"
- Associated Press primary results
- The Republic, "Sen. Andy Berke becomes 7th Democrat to forgo re-election bid for legislative seat," February 28, 2012
- Election Results, Tennessee Senate, District 14
- District 14 Tennessee Senate Spending, 2008
- tndp.org, "Eric Stewart Named One of Nation’s Top Congressional Candidates" accessed February 1, 2012
- Open Secrets, "Eric Stewart 2012 Election Cycle," accessed April 15, 2013
- Campaign contributors to Eric Stewart
|Tennessee Senate District 14
| Succeeded by|
Jim Tracy (D)