Tennessee House of Representatives District 4

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Tennessee House of Representatives District 4
Current incumbentJohn Holsclaw, Jr. Republican Party
Population57,424
Ethnicity1.5% Black, 1.1% Hispanic
Voting age79.9% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Tennessee's fourth state house district is represented by Republican Representative John Holsclaw, Jr.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 57,424 civilians reside within Tennessee's fourth house district.[1] Tennessee state representatives represent an average of 64,102 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 57,468 residents.

About the chamber

Members of the Tennessee House of Representatives serve two-year terms and are not subject to term limits. Tennessee legislators assume office the 15th of January following the election.

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[2]

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 21 years old before the general election
  • A three-year resident of Tennessee before the general election
  • A county resident for 1 year prior to the general election
  • A qualified voter
  • The following situations would eliminate a candidate from qualifying for office:
    • Those who have been convicted of offering or giving a bribe, or of larceny, or any other offense declared infamous by law, unless restored to citizenship in the mode pointed out by law;
    • Those against whom there is a judgment unpaid for any moneys received by them, in any official capacity, due to the United States, to this state, or any county thereof;
    • Those who are defaulters to the treasury at the time of the election, and the election of any such person shall be void;
    • Soldiers, seamen, marines, or airmen in the regular army or navy or air force of the United States; and
    • Members of congress, and persons holding any office of profit or trust under any foreign power, other state of the union, or under the United States.

Salaries

See also: Comparison of state legislative salaries

As of 2013, members of the Tennessee Legislature are paid $19,009/year. Legislators receive $173/day per diem tied to the federal rate.[3]

Vacancies

See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In Tennessee, there are two ways a vacancy can be filled in the house. When twelve months or more remain in a unfilled term, a special election must be held within the allowable time frame set by law. If less than twelve months remain in the term, the current members of the house must vote on a replacement.[4]

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. Rob Martin was unopposed in the Democratic primary. John Holsclaw, Jr. defeated Judy Veeneman in the Republican primary. Holsclaw defeated Martin in the general election.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives District 4, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn B. Holsclaw, Jr. 82% 10,590
     Independent Rob Martin 18% 2,329
Total Votes 12,919

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 4 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Holsclaw, Jr. 62.7% 7,188
Judy Veeneman 37.3% 4,275
Total Votes 11,463

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives consisted of a primary election on August 2, 2012, and a general election on November 6, 2012. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 5, 2011. Incumbent Kent Williams (Carter County Republican) defeated Thomas M. Gray, III (R) in the general election.[7][8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 4, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngKent Williams Incumbent 53.7% 11,473
     Republican Thomas Gray III 46.3% 9,887
Total Votes 21,360

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Tennessee House of Representatives District 4 have raised a total of $734,863. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $56,528 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Tennessee House of Representatives District 4
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $129,369 2 $64,685
2010 $185,061 2 $92,531
2008 $103,845 2 $51,923
2006 $80,772 2 $40,386
2004 $72,960 2 $36,480
2002 $76,100 2 $38,050
2000 $86,756 1 $86,756
Total $734,863 13 $56,528

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