Jason Powell

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Jason Powell
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 53
Incumbent
In office
2012-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 2
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
High schoolMontgomery Bell Academy
Bachelor'sUniversity of Colorado
Master'sInstitute of Government at Tennessee State University
Personal
ProfessionTeacher
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jason Powell is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Powell received a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He later received a Master's of Public Administration from Tennessee State University. Powell has worked in real estate and non-profit management.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Powell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs: Tennesseans Growing Tennessee

  • Excerpt: "As your State Representative, I will make sure we promote the quality of our hard work and produce sustainable results that provide quality jobs."

Education: Building Tennessee's Future

  • Excerpt: "Let’s make our schools, colleges and universities the centers of our communities and institutions in which we take pride."

Safe and Livable Communities

  • Excerpt: "As a resident of this fine community, I will fight to protect our people and our property."

Fiscal Responsibility: Tennessee Prioritizing Tennesseans

  • Excerpt: "It’s important that state legislators always understand the difficulties people of our state face in order to reduce the burden on the individual taxpayers. I am against a state income tax, and I will work diligently to identify ways to reduce the tax burdens on all Tennesseans."

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Utilities
State Government

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Jason Powell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Wang was unopposed in the Republican primary. Tonya Miller is running as an Independent candidate. Powell, Wang and Miller will face off in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Powell won election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 53. Powell defeated Jason Potts in the August 2 primary election and defeated Ben Claybaker (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 53, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJason Powell 54.4% 10,708
     Republican Ben Claybaker 45.6% 8,992
Total Votes 19,700
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 53 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJason Powell 66.9% 1,377
Jason Potts 33.1% 680
Total Votes 2,057

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Powell is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Powell raised a total of $143,571 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[6]

Jason Powell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 53 Won $120,530
2006 Tennessee State House, District 58 Defeated $23,041
Grand Total Raised $143,571

2012

Powell won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Powell raised a total of $120,530.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jason Powell's campaign in 2012
United Association Of Journeymen And Apprentices Of The Plumbing And Pipe Fitting Industry Of The United States And Canada$12,100
Tennessee Education Association$5,000
Tennessee State Employees Association$3,100
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters$3,000
Powell, Mary$2,800
Total Raised in 2012$120,530
Source:Follow the Money

2006

Powell lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Powell raised a total of $23,041.

Personal

Powell and his wife, Heather, have one child. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Janis Baird Sontany (D)
Tennessee House of Representatives District 53
2012–present
Succeeded by
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