James Naifeh

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James Naifeh
James O. Naifeh.jpg
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 81
Incumbent
In office
1975-2012
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Speaker of the House, Tennessee State House
1992-2008
Majority Leader, Tennessee State House
1984-1988
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1974
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Personal
BirthdayJune 16, 1939
Place of birthTipton County, TN
ProfessionBusinessman
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James Naifeh (b. June 16, 1939) is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1975-2012. From 1978 to 1982, he served as Majority Floor, and then served as Majority Leader from 1984 to 1988. Naifeh also served as Speaker of the House from 1992 to 2008.

Naifeh served in the United State Army as a First Lieutenant. He is a businessman and earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville.

In March 2012, Naifeh announced he would not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Industrial Impact
Subcommittee on Budget

Elections

2012

Naifeh announced in March 2012 that he would not seek re-election.[2]

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Naifeh ran for re-election to the 81st District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3] He defeated Republican Jim Hardin in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Naifeh won re-election to the 81st District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Rory Bricco (R).[5]

Naifeh raised $176,450 for his campaign while Bricco raised $5,033.[6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 81 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jimmy Naifeh (D) 14,922
Rory Bricco (R) 7,055

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, Naifeh received $95,372 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to James Naifeh's campaign in 2010
Federal Express$7,500
Tennessee Education Association$4,500
Steamfitters Local 614$2,500
Tennessee Bankers Association$2,250
Comcast$2,000
Total Raised in 2010 $95,372

2008

Naifeh raised $176,450 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Federal Express $10,000
Tennessee Association of Realtors $7,500
Tennessee Healthcare Association $6,000
AT&T $5,000
Comcast $5,000

Personal

Naifeh and his wife, Betty, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 81
1975–2012
Succeeded by
Debra Moody (R)