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Tilman Goins

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Tilman Goins
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 10
In office
Term ends
November 7, 2016
Years in position 3
Majority Caucus Treasurer, Tennessee House of Representatives
2014 - present
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Hamblen County Commission
Associate'sWalters State
Bachelor'sEast Tennessee State University
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Marine Corps
Service branchU.S. Army
Office website
Campaign website
Tilman Goins is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 10. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012. Following the 2014 elections, Goins was named as Majority Caucus Treasurer.

Committee assignments


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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Utilities



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 Tilman Goins was unopposed in the Republican primary. Goins was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Goins ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 10. Goins defeated incumbent Don Miller in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 10 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTilman Goins 52.3% 2,586
Don Miller Incumbent 47.7% 2,358
Total Votes 4,944

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goins is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Goins raised a total of $24,524 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[6]

Tilman Goins's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 10 Won $24,524
Grand Total Raised $24,524


Goins won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Goins raised a total of $24,524.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tilman Goins's campaign in 2012
Goins, Tilman$6,308
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte$2,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Goins, Karan$1,400
Goins, Tilman$1,100
Total Raised in 2012$24,524
Source:Follow the Money


See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Tennessee

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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.

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Goins and his wife, Lenka, have one son.[7] They currently live in Morristown, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
Don Miller (R)
Tennessee House of Representatives District 10
Succeeded by