Judd Matheny

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Judd Matheny
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 47
Incumbent
In office
2002-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 12
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Speaker Pro Tempore, Tennessee House of Representatives
2011-2012
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of the State of New York
Military service
Service/branchTennessee Army National Guard
Service branchUnited States Army
Personal
BirthdayApril 9, 1970
ReligionLutheran
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Judd Matheny (b. April 9, 1970) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 47. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. He previously served as State House Speaker Pro Tempore.

Biography

Matheny earned his B.S. in Criminal Justice/Political Science from the University of the State of New York. He has worked as a police officer and auctioneer. Matheny has served in the United States Army and the Tennessee Army National Guard.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Calendar and Rules
Government Operations, Chair
Government Operations, Vice-chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Anti-terrorism bill

Matheny sponsored the 2011 bill, "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011," which originally specifically targeted people who practice Sharia Law, the foundation of Islamic Code. It been stripped of any language about religion and instead widening the reach of the bill to anyone exhibiting potentially terrorist-like tendencies.

It aims to fight “homegrown terrorism,” whether the state finds that threat in gangs, cults, religious groups or individuals, according to lawmakers carrying the bill.

“I would just, please, like to implore the Muslim community, this is not against you,” said Matheny. “This is not a witch hunt. This is nothing but to protect ourselves where the federal government can’t or won’t.”

Members of the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill 12-4 while the measure won a 6-3 favorable vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. From there, both measures had to advance to the houses’ Finance, Ways and Means committees.

Rep. Mike Stewart said the bill doesn’t give enough of a recourse for people falsely accused of being or helping terrorists.

“It’s un-American as far as I’m concerned,” said Stewart. “What we’re saying here is that somebody in Tennessee, a regular person, can be declared a terrorist, and they have no right to a trial of their peers to clear their good name. That’s just completely the opposite of what we should be doing in this country.”[1]

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 Judd Matheny was unopposed in the Republican primary. Matheny is unopposed in the general election.[2][3]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Matheny won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 47. Matheny ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Scott Price (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 47, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJudd Matheny Incumbent 65.7% 14,903
     Democratic Scott Price 34.3% 7,781
Total Votes 22,684

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Matheny was re-elected to the 47th District seat in 2010. He defeated Republican David Clark in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[6][7]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Matheny won re-election to the 47th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent John Greeter (D).[8]

Matheny raised $111,341 for his campaign while Greeter raised $132,764.[9]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 47 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Judd Matheny (R) 14,027
John Greeter (D) 10,199

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Matheny is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Matheny raised a total of $452,564 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[10]

Judd Matheny's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 47 Won $97,175
2010 Tennessee State House, District 47 Won $72,755
2008 Tennessee State House, District 47 Won $111,341
2006 Tennessee State House, District 47 Won $76,193
2004 Tennessee State House, District 47 Won $58,369
2002 Tennessee State House, District 47 Won $36,731
Grand Total Raised $452,564

2012

Matheny won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Matheny raised a total of $97,175.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Judd Matheny's campaign in 2012
Viam Manufacturing$13,500
Truth Matters PAC$7,100
Jack Daniels$5,500
Tennessee Healthcare Association$4,000
Tennessee Bankers Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$97,175
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Matheny won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Matheny raised a total of $72,755.

2008

Matheny won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Matheny raised a total of $111,341.

2006

Matheny won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Matheny raised a total of $76,193.

2004

Matheny won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Matheny raised a total of $58,369.

2002

Matheny won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Matheny raised a total of $36,731.

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

Matheny and his wife, Christy, have two children. They currently reside in Tullahoma, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 47
2002–present
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