Tennessee State Senate District 32

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Tennessee State Senate District 32
Current incumbentMark Norris Republican Party
Ethnicity17.9% Black, 2.1% Hispanic
Voting age72.8% age 18 and over
Next electionNovember 8, 2016
Tennessee's thirty-second state senate district is represented by Republican Senator Mark Norris.

As of the 2010 census, a total of 208,718 civilians reside within Tennessee's thirty-second senate district.[1] Tennessee state senators represent an average of 192,306 residents. After the 2000 Census, each member represented 172,403 residents.

About the chamber

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


To be eligible to serve in the Tennessee State Senate, a candidate must be:[2]

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 30 years old before the general election
  • A three-year resident of Tennessee before the general election
  • A district 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.


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]


See also: How vacancies are filled in state legislatures

In Tennessee, there are two ways a vacancy can be filled in the senate. 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 senate must vote on a replacement.[4]



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Elections for the office of Tennessee State Senate 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 Mark Norris (R) was unopposed in the general election and defeated Woody Degan in the Republican primary.[5][6]

Tennessee State Senate, District 32 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMark Norris Incumbent 88.9% 26,592
Woody Degan 11.1% 3,319
Total Votes 29,911

Campaign contributions

Since 2000, candidates for Tennessee State Senate District 32 have raised a total of $958,002. Candidates who raised money in contributions earned $119,750 on average. All figures come from Follow the Money.

Campaign contributions, Tennessee State Senate District 32
Year Amount Candidates Average
2012 $300,018 2 $150,009
2010 $102,284 1 $102,284
2008 $193,471 1 $193,471
2006 $34,589 1 $34,589
2004 $264,492 2 $132,246
2000 $63,148 1 $63,148
Total $958,002 8 $119,750

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