Jim Kyle

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Jim Kyle
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Tennessee State Senate District 30
Incumbent
In office
1983 - Present
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 31
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1982
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sArkansas State University, 1973
J.D.University of Memphis School of Law, 1976
Personal
Birthday10/14/1950
Place of birthMemphis, TN
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
James "Jim" Kyle, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 30. He was first elected to the chamber in 1982. He is currently the Minority Leader and was elected to remain in this position, beginning in the 2011 session.[1]

Biography

Kyle graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Arkansas State University in 1973 and his J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1976. He is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Finance, Ways and Means
Government Operations
Calendar
Delayed Bills
Rules
Government Operations
Pensions and Insurance
TACIR

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

District 28

Kyle represents Tennessee Senate District 28. District 28 includes a portion of Shelby County.

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Kyle ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 30. Kyle defeated incumbent Beverly Marrero in the Democratic primary on August 2, 2012. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

Tennessee State Senate, District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJim Kyle Incumbent 55.4% 7,368
Beverly Marrero Incumbent 44.6% 5,931
Total Votes 13,299

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Kyle won re-election to the 28th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate.[5]

Kyle raised $151,052 for his campaign.[6]

Tennessee State Senate, District 28 (2008)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Jim Kyle (D) 39,007 100%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Kyle is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Kyle raised a total of $1,039,849 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[7]

Jim Kyle's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 30 Won $207,375
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $75,168
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 28 Won $151,052
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 28 Not up for election $62,900
2004 Tennessee State Senate, District 28 Won $136,070
2000 Tennessee State Senate, District 28 Won $278,885
1996 Tennessee State Senate, District 28 Won $128,399
Grand Total Raised $1,039,849

2012

Kyle won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $207,375.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Jim Kyle's campaign in 2012
Kyle, Jim$55,000
Federal Express$9,000
Tennessee Education Association$8,000
Mid-South Carpenters Regional Council Pac$6,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$207,375
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Kyle was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $75,168.

2008

Kyle won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $151,052.

2006

Kyle was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $62,900.

2004

Kyle won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $136,070.

2000

Kyle won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2000. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $278,885.

1996

Kyle won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 1996. During that election cycle, Kyle raised a total of $128,399.

Personal

Jim and his wife, Sara, have four children. They currently reside in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Tennessee Senate District 28
1983-present
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