Dennis Powers

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Dennis Powers
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 36
Incumbent
In office
2010-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, 1988
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1953
Place of birthLaFollette
Websites
Office website
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Dennis Powers is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 36. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010. In the 2013 session, Powers served as Assistant Republican Caucus Chair.

Biography

Powers holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee. He was an insurance agent and golf coach at Jacksboro Middle School.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture and Natural Resources
Insurance and Banking

2011-2012

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

Issues

Presidential preference

2012

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

Dennis Powers endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election.


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. James Virgil Kidwell was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Dennis Powers was unopposed in the Republican primary. Kidwell and Powers will face off in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Powers won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 36. Powers ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Virgil Kidwell (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 36, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDennis Powers Incumbent 79% 13,616
     Independent Virgil Kidwell 21% 3,630
Total Votes 17,246

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Powers defeated Democrat Keith Clotfelter in the general election on November 2, 2010. He defeated incumbent Chad Faulkner in the August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 36 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dennis Powers (R) 7,016
Keith Clotfelter (D) 4,838

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Powers is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Powers raised a total of $200,460 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[7]

Dennis Powers's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 36 Won $58,223
2010 Tennessee State House, District 36 Won $121,824
1996 Tennessee State House, District 36 Defeated $20,413
Grand Total Raised $200,460

2012

Powers won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Powers raised a total of $58,223.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dennis Powers's campaign in 2012
Smith, Mark$2,500
StudentsFirst$2,500
Bunch, William J$2,300
Tennessee First$1,500
Tennessee Bankers Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$58,223
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Powers won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Powers raised a total of $121,824.

1996

Powers lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Powers raised a total of $20,413.

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

Powers and his wife, Tracy, live in Jacksboro, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Chad Faulkner
Tennessee House of Representatives District 36
2010-present
Succeeded by
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