Vince Dean

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Vince Dean
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 30
Incumbent
In office
April 2006 - present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
AppointedApril 2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mayor, City of East Ridge
Education
High schoolBaylor High School
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 7, 1959
ProfessionRetired
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Vince Dean (b. January 7, 1959) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber during a special election in April 2006. He previously served as State House Majority Floor Leader.

Biography

Dean attended the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga and Cleveland State University. He served as a member of the East Ridge City Council. Dean has also served as Mayor of the City of East Ridge. He is a retired police officer.


Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules
Local Government
Transportation, Chair

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Teachers' union bill

The Tennessee Tea Party emailed an alert about 20 House Republicans in March 2011 for refusing to take a strong public stand on a dominating issues: teachers’ union collective bargaining.

The Tennessee Tea Party's “action alert” encouraged Tennesseans sympathetic to their cause to pressure middle-of-the-road Republicans to get on board with conservative efforts to ban collective bargaining for public school teachers.

“I generally don’t take a firm stand on a bill until it’s completed, especially if there’s a great chance it’s going to be amended,” said Rep. Vince Dean.

Dean added that the legislation still has a long way to go before becoming law.

Rep. Scotty Campbell said he avoided taking a position because that’s what Gov. Bill Haslam had done.

“I was trying to follow his lead, and I think that was the commendable thing to do on this issue in particular,” said Campbell. “I didn’t campaign on it, it wasn’t part of my agenda and I think there are bigger matters facing us, like the economy, jobs, and the need to pass a balanced budget, which we of course have to do.”

Rep. Mark Pody said he’s in the process of informally polling teachers in his district to see whether or not they favor union collective bargaining.

When the Tennessee Report asked whether he thinks unions are a positive influence in education, Pody said, “That’s exactly why I am going to the schools — to see what is best for the students.”[1]

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dean won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 30. Dean ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Sandy Norris Smith (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 30, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVince Dean Incumbent 65.8% 17,241
     Democratic Sandy Norris Smith 34.2% 8,950
Total Votes 26,191

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dean was re-elected to the 30th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. Dean was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vince Dean (R) 13,555

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Dean won re-election to the 30th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[6]

Dean raised $14,400 for his campaign.[7]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 30 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vince Dean (R) 20,986

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dean is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dean raised a total of $105,501 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[8]

Vince Dean's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 30 Won $56,571
2010 Tennessee State House, District 30 Won $30,185
2008 Tennessee State House, District 30 Won $14,400
2006 Tennessee State House, District 30 Won $4,345
Grand Total Raised $105,501

2012

Dean won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dean raised a total of $56,571.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vince Dean's campaign in 2012
Lamar Advertising$2,000
Tennessee Trucking Association$2,000
Tennessee Association Of Realtors$1,500
Enterprise Holdings$1,500
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Of Tennessee$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$56,571
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dean won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dean raised a total of $30,185.

2008

Dean won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dean raised a total of $14,400.

2006

Dean won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Dean raised a total of $4,345.

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

Dean and his wife have two children. They currently reside in East Ridge, Tennessee.

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Tennessee House of Representatives District 30
2006–present
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