Lowe Finney

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Lowe Finney
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Tennessee State Senate, District 27
Former member
In office
2006 - 2014
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee at Martin
J.D.St. Louis University
Personal
BirthdayNovember 1, 1975
ProfessionAttorney
College instructor
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Lowe Finney (b. November 1, 1975) is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 27 from 2006 to 2014. Finney served as Majority Caucus Leader from 2011 to his retirement from the chamber.[1] Finney did not seek re-election in 2014.

Biography

Finney graduated with a B.S. in Business Administration from Tennessee-Martin and a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and part-time college instructor.[2]

On July 31, 2013, Finney announced that he would not seek re-election to the state Senate in 2014.[3][4]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways and Means
Health and Welfare
Judiciary
State & Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Finney was re-elected to the 27th District seat in 2010. He defeated Republican Don McLeary in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the primary.[5]

Tennessee State Senate, District 27, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lowe Finney (D) 25,885
Don McLeary (R) 24,666

2006

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2006

On November 7, 2006, Finney won election to the 27th District seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Don McLeary (D).[6]

Finney raised $249,814 for his campaign while McLeary raised $400,354.[7]

Tennessee State Senate, District 27 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lowe Finney (D) 26,804
Don McLeary (R) 26,324

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Finney is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Finney raised a total of $1,035,648 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[8]

Lowe Finney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $94,040
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 27 Won $414,334
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 27 Not up for election $97,460
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 27 Won $429,814
Grand Total Raised $1,035,648

2012

Finney was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $94,040.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lowe Finney's campaign in 2012
Jackson Clinic$5,000
Tennessee First$4,000
AT&T$3,500
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Of Tennessee$3,000
Tennessee State Employees Association$2,600
Total Raised in 2012$94,040
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Finney won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $414,334.

2008

Finney was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $97,460.

2006

Finney won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Finney raised a total of $429,814.

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.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee State Senate District 27
2006-2014
Succeeded by
Ed Jackson (R)