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Jim Tracy

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Jim Tracy
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Current candidacy
Running for U.S. House, Tennessee, District 4
Date of primaryAugust 7, 2014
General electionNovember 4, 2014
Current office
Tennessee State Senate District 14
In office
2005 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 9
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2004
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee at Martin, 1978
Personal
Birthday10/09/1956
Place of birthJackson, TN
ProfessionInsurance Agent
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Jim Tracy is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 14. He was first elected to the chamber in 2004.

He is a 2014 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 4th Congressional District of Tennessee.[1]

Biography

Tracy graduated with his bachelor's degree from Tennessee-Martin in 1978. He currently works as an insurance agent.[2]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Transportation and Safety, Chair
Pensions and Insurance
TACIR

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

District 16

Tracy represents Tennessee Senate District 16. District 16 includes Bedford, Moore and part of Rutherford Counties.

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Jim Tracy endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [3]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee's 4th Congressional District elections, 2014

On January 2, 2013, Tracy announced his intention to run for the U.S. House of Representatives in the recently redrawn 4th Congressional District against incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R). Tracy is seeking the Republican nomination in the primary on August 7, 2014. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.[4]

Endorsements

Tracy has been endorsed by the following individuals and organizations:

2012

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Tracy ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 14. Tracy defeated Matt Randolph in the Republican primary on August 2, 2012. He was was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[7]

Tennessee State Senate, District 14 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Tracy Incumbent 86.7% 11,174
Matt Randolph 13.3% 1,707
Total Votes 12,881

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Tracy won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Jean Anne Rogers (D).[8]

Tracy raised $417,558 for his campaign while Rogers raised $192,217.[9]

Tennessee State Senate, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes


Green check mark transparent.png Jim Tracy (R) 46,088
Jean Anne Rogers (D) 31,746

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Tracy is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Tracy raised a total of $1,272,492 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[10]

Jim Tracy's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 14 Won $254,762
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $105,650
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 16 Won $417,558
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $86,565
2004 Tennessee State Senate, District 16 Won $357,248
2002 Tennessee State Senate, District 62 Defeated $50,709
Grand Total Raised $1,272,492

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 election season. Below are Tracy's reports.[11]

Jim Tracy (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]April 18, 2013$0.00$436,485.00$(32,483.26)$404,001.74
July Quarterly[13]July 15, 2013$404,001.74$303,443.00$(51,243.21)$656,201.53
October Quarterly[14]October 11, 2013$656,201.53$181,721.79$(70,118.89)$767,804.43
Year-End[15]January 31, 2014$767,804$153,834$(76,951)$844,688
Running totals
$1,075,483.79$(230,796.36)

2012

Tracy won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Tracy raised a total of $254,762.

2010

Tracy was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Tracy raised a total of $105,650.

2008

Tracy won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Tracy raised a total of $417,558.

2006

Tracy was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Tracy raised a total of $86,565.

2004

Tracy won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Tracy raised a total of $357,248.

2002

Tracy lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Tracy raised a total of $50,709.

Personal

Jim and his wife, Trena, have three children. They currently reside in Shelbyville, Tennessee.[2]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Eric Stewart
Tennessee Senate District 14
2012-present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Larry Trail
Tennessee Senate District 16
2005-2012
Succeeded by
Janice Bowling