Sherry Jones

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Sherry Jones
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 59
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Whip, Tennessee House of Representatives
Present
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Place of birthNashville, TN
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Sherry Jones is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 59. She was first elected to the chamber in 1994. Jones currently serves as State House Minority Whip.

Biography

Jones has worked as a membership director and as a meeting and event planner. She served on the Metro Council of the City of Nashville from 1987 to 1995.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Jones 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 Sherry Jones was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Jones was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Jones won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 59. Jones ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Robert Duvall (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSherry Jones Incumbent 70.1% 11,358
     Republican Robert Duvall 29.9% 4,839
Total Votes 16,197

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Jones ran for re-election to the 59th District seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[5] She defeated Republican Duane Dominy in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Jones won re-election to the 59th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[7]

Jones raised $30,533 for her campaign.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 59 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Sherry Jones (D) 14,528

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Jones is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Jones raised a total of $505,624 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[9]

Sherry Jones's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $83,930
2010 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $109,120
2008 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $30,533
2006 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $85,860
2004 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $65,297
2002 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $31,074
2000 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $26,237
1998 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $31,755
1996 Tennessee State House, District 59 Won $41,818
Grand Total Raised $505,624

2012

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $83,930.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Sherry Jones's campaign in 2012
United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada$10,000
Nashville Fire Fighters Local 140$7,100
Tennessee Education Association$6,250
International Brotherhood Of Teamsters$5,000
Fraternal Order Of Police$5,000
Total Raised in 2012$83,930
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $109,120.

2008

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $30,533.

2006

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $85,860.

2004

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $65,297.

2002

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $31,074.

2000

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $26,237.

1998

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $31,755.

1996

Jones won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Jones raised a total of $41,818.

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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

Jones has three children and two grandchildren. She currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 59
1994–present
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