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Eric Stewart

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Eric Stewart
Eric Stewart.jpg
Tennessee State Senate District 14
In office
2009 - 2012
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 4, 2008
Term limitsN/A
Date of birth12/06/1972
ProfessionOwner, Insurance Agency
Office website
Campaign website
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Eric Stewart was a Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate. He was first elected to the Tennessee Senate in 2008 with his term expiring in 2012.

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.

Committee assignments


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Stewart served on these committees: Stewart is a member of these committees:

District 14

Stewart represented Tennessee Senate District 14. District 14 included Franklin, Bledsoe, Coffee, Grundy, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren Counties.


Campaign themes

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."[1]



See also: Tennessee's 4th Congressional District elections, 2012

Stewart was defeated by incumbent Scott DesJarlais.[2] 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.[3][4]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 4 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Eric Stewart 44.2% 102,022
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott DesJarlais Incumbent 55.8% 128,568
Total Votes 230,590
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"


On Nov. 4, 2008, Stewart won election to the 14th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Mike Niederhauser (R).[5]

Stewart raised $237,531 for his campaign while Niederhauser raised $127,478.[6]

Tennessee State Senate, District 14 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png 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.[7]

Campaign donors


Breakdown of the source of Stewart's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Stewart lost an election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Stewart's campaign committee raised a total of $710,407 and spent $700,575.[8]


Stewart raised $237,531 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[9]

Donor Amount
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 Laborers $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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jerry Cooper
Tennessee Senate District 14
Succeeded by
Jim Tracy (D)