Joe Armstrong

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Joe Armstrong
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 15
Incumbent
In office
1988-Present
Term ends
November 7, 2016
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Leader Pro Tempore, Tennessee House of Representatives
2014 - present
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1988
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Commissioner, Knox County Commission
1986-1988
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1981
Personal
Date of birthNovember 30, 1956
Place of birthKnoxville, Tennessee
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe E. Armstrong (b. November 30, 1956) is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 1988. Following the 2014 elections, Armstrong was named as Minority Leader Pro Tempore.

Biography

Armstrong earned his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee in 1981. He has worked as an insurance manager and district manager. Armstrong served as the Vice-Chair of the Knox County Commission from 1982 to 1988. He also served as Commissioner of the commission from 1986 to 1988.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Armstrong served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2015
Finance, Ways, and Means
Transportation

2013-2014

In the 2013-2014 legislative session, Armstrong served on the following committees:

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Joe Armstrong was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Pete Drew ran as an Independent candidate. Armstrong defeated Drew in the general election.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives District 15, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoseph "Joe" Armstrong Incumbent 76% 5,464
     Independent Pete Drew 24% 1,726
Total Votes 7,190

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Armstrong won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 15. Armstrong ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Calvin Cassady (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Armstrong Incumbent 82.2% 11,505
     Green Calvin Cassidy 17.8% 2,488
Total Votes 13,993

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Armstrong was re-elected to the 15th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 15 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Armstrong (D) 5,153

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Armstrong won re-election to the 15th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Rachel Ray (R).[7]

Armstrong raised $93,600 for his campaign while Ray raised $20.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 15 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Armstrong (D) 12,852
Rachel Ray (R) 5,187

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Armstrong is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Armstrong raised a total of $520,276 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[9]

Joe Armstrong's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $72,025
2010 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $81,090
2008 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $93,600
2006 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $65,890
2004 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $68,640
2002 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $64,180
2000 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $27,901
1998 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $19,225
1996 Tennessee State House, District 15 Won $27,725
Grand Total Raised $520,276

2012

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $72,025.

2010

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $81,090.

2008

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $93,600.

2006

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $65,890.

2004

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $68,640.

2002

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $64,180.

2000

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $27,901.

1998

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $19,225.

1996

Armstrong won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Armstrong raised a total of $27,725.

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Armstrong and his wife, LaTonia, have four children. They currently live in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 15
1989–present
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