Tony Shipley

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Tony Shipley
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 2
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1976
Military service
Service/branchAir Force Reserves
Personal
BirthdayAugust 23, 1953
Place of birthBlountville, TN
ReligionProtestant
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Tony Shipley (b. August 23, 1953) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 2. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Shipley previously served as State House Majority Caucus Secretary.

Biography

Shipley earned his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1976. He then received his Post-graduate degree in Foreign Intelligence from the Defense Intelligence College. From 1998 to 2005, he was founder and owner of Highlander Ambulance Service, Incorporated. Shipley previously worked as Director of the Homeland Security Division of Mapsync. He served in the Air Force Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.[1]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Justice
Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Tony Shipley endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Tony Shipley was defeated by Bud Hulsey and in the Republican primary. Nicholas Castle (R) was removed from the candidate list before the primary. J.R. Enfield is running as an Independent. Hulsey and Enfield will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Shipley ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 2. Shipley defeated Ben Mallicote in the August 2 primary election and defeated Bruce Dotson (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTony Shipley Incumbent 68.3% 16,764
     Democratic Bruce Dotson 31.7% 7,794
Total Votes 24,558
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Shipley Incumbent 50.1% 3,405
Ben Mallicote 49.9% 3,395
Total Votes 6,800

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Shipley was re-elected to the 2nd District seat in 2010. He defeated Democrat Nathan Vaughn in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[7][8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 2 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Shipley (R) 10,183
Nathan Vaughn (D) 6,262

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Shipley won election to the 2nd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Nathan Vaughn (D).[9]

Shipley raised $119,141 for his campaign while Vaughn raised $81,234.[10]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 2 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Tony Shipley (R) 12,858
Nathan Vaughn (D) 12,536

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Shipley is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Shipley raised a total of $367,988 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 24, 2013.[11]

Tony Shipley's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 2 Won $119,988
2010 Tennessee State House, District 2 Won $128,859
2008 Tennessee State House, District 2 Won $119,141
Grand Total Raised $367,988

2012

Shipley won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Shipley raised a total of $119,988.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Tony Shipley's campaign in 2012
Sullivan County Republican Party$10,000
Truth Matters PAC$7,100
Leaders Of Tennessee$7,000
Taylor Brands LLC$3,800
McCormick, Gerald$2,800
Total Raised in 2012$119,988
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Shipley won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Shipley raised a total of $128,859.

2008

Shipley won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Shipley raised a total of $119,141.

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

Shipley and his wife, Susan, have five children. They currently live in Kingsport, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 2
2009–present
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