|Tennessee House Of Representatives District 46|
|November 4, 2014|
|Years in position||4|
|Per diem||$188/legislative day|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|First elected||November 2, 2010|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Birthday||April 23, 1956|
|Place of birth||Spokane, WA|
Pody owned a financial planning and insurance firm.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Pody served on the following committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Business and Utilities|
|• Consumer and Human Resources, Vice-chair|
|• Fiscal Review|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Pody served on these committees:
|Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Consumer & Employee Affairs|
Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Candace Reed is unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Mark Pody is unopposed in the Republican primary.
Pody ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 46. Pody ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Tennessee House of Representatives, District 46 General Election (2010)|
|Mark Pody (R)||9,270|
|Stratton Bone (D)||8,181|
Comprehensive donor information for Pody is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Pody raised a total of $113,569 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.
|Mark Pody's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Tennessee State House, District 46||$44,403|
|2010||Tennessee State House, District 46||$69,166|
|Grand Total Raised||$113,569|
2012Pody won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Pody raised a total of $44,403.
|Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Pody's campaign in 2012|
|McCall II, Albert||$1,500|
|Tennessee Bankers Association||$1,250|
|Total Raised in 2012||$44,403|
|Source:Follow the Money|
2010Pody won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Pody raised a total of $69,166.
|Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Mark Pody's campaign in 2010|
|Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee||$13,194|
|Total Raised in 2010||$69,166|
|Source:Follow the Money|
In February 2014, Pody supported a proposal to raise hotel taxes in Wilson County, Tennessee, which boasts one of the highest hotel taxes in the country. Pody has argued that if the city council or county commission of which he represents supported a measure, he would bring a proposal forward in the State House. “I said if something came to me from local people, and it had two-thirds majority in the city council or county commission that I would carry it down at the Capitol,” Pody said in an interview. “It’s my duty to support the local people and do whatever they want. I wasn’t trying to pass judgment as to whether I liked it or didn’t like it. I’m not jumping up and down with any tax increase. I even talked to the tea party people and told them I’m caught this way,” said Pody.
Mark Pody endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election.
Teachers' union bill
The Tennessee Tea Party emailed an alert about 20 House Republicans in March 2011 for refusing to take a strong public stand on a dominating issues: teachers’ union collective bargaining.
The Tennessee Tea Party's “action alert” encouraged Tennesseans sympathetic to their cause to pressure middle-of-the-road Republicans to get on board with conservative efforts to ban collective bargaining for public school teachers.
“I generally don’t take a firm stand on a bill until it’s completed, especially if there’s a great chance it’s going to be amended,” said Rep. Vince Dean.
Dean added that the legislation still has a long way to go before becoming law.
“I was trying to follow his lead, and I think that was the commendable thing to do on this issue in particular,” said Campbell. “I didn’t campaign on it, it wasn’t part of my agenda and I think there are bigger matters facing us, like the economy, jobs, and the need to pass a balanced budget, which we of course have to do.”
Rep. Mark Pody said he would informally polling teachers in his district to see whether or not they favor union collective bargaining.
Pody and his wife, Barbara, have two children. They currently reside in Lebanon, Tennessee.
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- Mark Pody on the Tennessee State House website
- Profile from Open States
- Mark Pody's biography on Project Vote Smart
- Mark Pody's biography on the University of Tennessee's government relations website
- Campaign contributions: 2012, 2010
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "Petitions Filed for State Senate and State House of Representatives," accessed April 5, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "2012 List of Candidates," accessed April 18, 2014
- Tennessee Department of State, "Election Results," accessed April 18, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "2010 Primary Election Official Results," accessed April 18, 2014
- Tennessee Secretary of State, "2010 Tennessee General election results," accessed April 18, 2014
- Follow the Money, "Pody, Mark," accessed July 1, 2013
- WatchDog.org, "Republican lawmaker pushes higher hotel tax in TN’s Wilson County," accessed February 17, 2014
- TNReport, "GOP Moderates Mull Collective Bargaining Compromise, Tea Party Pressure," March 22, 2011
Stratton Bone, Jr.
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