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Bill Dunn
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 16
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 20
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1983
Master'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1985
Personal
BirthdayJuly 3, 1961
Place of birthPanama Canal Zone
ProfessionGeneral Manager, Cortese Tree Specialists
ReligionCatholic
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Bill Dunn (b. July 3, 1961) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994.

Biography

Dunn earned his B.S. in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee in 1983. He went on to receive his M.S. in Extension Education from the University of Tennessee in 1985. Dunn was a 4-H agent for Agricultural Extension Service from 1985 to 1993. He has worked for Cortese Tree Specialists as general manager since 1993.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules, Chair
Education
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

School voucher bill skipped

Rep. Dunn was discussing his school-choice bill in the House Education Subcommittee meeting on April 27 when a 10-minute recess was called. Republicans met in that recess in Speaker Beth Harwell's office and at the end of the recess, Reps Kevin Brooks and Richard Montgomery moved to send Dunn's bill to a summer study committee.

Lawmakers often do this to put off an issue for another day without killing the legislation.

The “Equal Opportunity Scholarship Act,” or HB388, would allow low-income students in the state’s biggest cities (Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga) to be given a “scholarship” to attend a public school elsewhere in the district, a public charter school or a non-public school.

The bill passed in the Senate the week prior to this delay, 18-10.[1]

Presidential preference

2012

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

Bill Dunn endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election.


Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Bill Dunn is unopposed in the Republican primary.[2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dunn won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 16. Dunn ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Bryan Moneyhun (G) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 16, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBill Dunn Incumbent 84.8% 19,485
     Green Bryan Moneyhun 15.2% 3,504
Total Votes 22,989

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dunn was re-elected to the 16th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 16 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Dunn (R) 16,846

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Dunn won re-election to the 16th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Barbara Nicodemus (D).[7]

Dunn raised $37,426 for his campaign while Nicodemus raised $35,893.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 16 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Dunn (R) 22,496
Barbara Nicodemus (D) 9,470

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dunn is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Dunn raised a total of $218,988 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[9]

Bill Dunn's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $37,870
2010 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $16,535
2008 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $37,426
2006 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $46,753
2004 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $16,038
2002 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $4,450
2000 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $47,469
1998 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $9,047
1996 Tennessee State House, District 16 Won $3,400
Grand Total Raised $218,988

2012

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $37,870.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bill Dunn's campaign in 2012
Federal Express$5,550
StudentsFirst$3,500
Tennessee Bankers Association$3,000
Robinson, James$1,400
Tennessee State Employees Association$1,350
Total Raised in 2012$37,870
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $16,535.

2008

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $37,426.

2006

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $46,753.

2004

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $16,038.

2002

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $4,450.

2000

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $47,469.

1998

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $9,047.

1996

Dunn won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Dunn raised a total of $3,400.

Personal

Dunn and his wife, Stacy, have five children. They currently reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 16
1995–present
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