Jim Gotto

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Jim Gotto
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Candidate for
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 60
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 60
Bachelor'sVanderbilt University, 1971
BirthdaySeptember 25, 1949
ReligionChurch of Christ

Jim Gotto is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 60 of the Tennessee House of Representatives.[1]

Gotto is a former Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 60 from 2010-2012.


Gotto is retired from Bellsouth. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University.

Committee assignments


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



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 be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Darren Jernigan was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jim Gotto was unopposed in the Republican primary. Jernigan and Gotto will face off in the general election.[2][1]


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Gotto ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 60. Gotto ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and was defeated by Darren Jernigan (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngDarren Jernigan 50.2% 12,310
     Republican Jim Gotto Incumbent 49.8% 12,215
Total Votes 24,525


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Gotto was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[4] He defeated Democrat Sam Coleman in the general election on November 2, 2010.[5]

Campaign donors


In 2010, when Gotto first won election to the House, he collected $132,486 in donations.[6]

His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee $14,215
CAS-PAC $9,500
Leaders of Tennessee $5,000
NRW PAC $3,000
Fraternal Order of Police $2,500


Gotto is married and has two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ben West, Jr.
Tennessee House of Representatives District 60
Succeeded by
Darren Jernigan (D)