Mike Bell

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Mike Bell
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Tennessee State Senate District 9
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 23
2007 - 2010
Education
Associate'sCleveland State Community College
Personal
Birthday03/16/1963
Place of birthCleveland, TN
ProfessionFarmer/Small Businessman
ReligionChristian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Bell (b. March 16, 1963) is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Bell served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2006 to 2010.

Biography

Bell earned an AA from Cleveland State Community College. He has worked as a farmer and small businessman.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Government Operations, Vice-chair
Judiciary, Vice-chair
Government Operations, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for 18 seats in the Tennessee State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. A general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Mike Bell was unopposed in the Republican primary. Bell was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Bell was elected to the Tennessee State Senate, District 9. He ran unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. Bell defeated Lou Patten in the August 5 primary.[3][4]

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Bell did not run for re-election to the 23rd District seat in 2010. Republican John W. Forgety ran unopposed for this seat in the general election on November 2, 2010.


Tennessee State Senate, District 9, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Bell (R) 31,628

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Bell won re-election to the 23rd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[5]

Bell raised $26,430 for his campaign.[6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 23 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Bell (R) 19,249

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Bell is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Bell raised a total of $252,606 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[7]

Mike Bell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 9 Not up for election $69,740
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 9 Won $113,984
2008 Tennessee State House, District 23 Won $26,430
2006 Tennessee State House, District 23 Won $42,452
Grand Total Raised $252,606

2012

Bell was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $69,740.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Bell's campaign in 2012
Friends Of Tennessee Hospital Association$2,000
Tennessee Association Of Professional Bail Agents$2,000
Tennessee Mining Association$2,000
Tennessee Bankers Association$2,000
Jones, Alan$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$69,740
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Bell won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $113,984.

2008

Bell won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $26,430.

2006

Bell won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Bell raised a total of $42,452.

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

Bell is married and has five children. They currently reside in Riceville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tim Burchett (R)
Tennessee State Senate District 9
2011 - present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 23
2007–2010
Succeeded by
John W. Forgety (R)