John Ragan

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John Ragan
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 33
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'sUnited States Air Force Academy
Master'sEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Air Force
Personal
BirthdayDecember 16, 1948
Place of birthMorganton, NC
ProfessionBusiness Consultant
ReligionSouth Baptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
John Ragan is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 33. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Biography

Ragan graduated from the Air Force Academy and earned an M.S. in Aeronautical Studies from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. He has worked as a business consultant. Ragan is a retired Air Force fighter pilot.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Government Operations, Vice-chair
Insurance and Banking
Government Operations

2011-2012

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

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. Misty Neergaard was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent John Ragan faced Caitlin Nolan in the Republican primary.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Ragan won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 33. Ragan ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Jim Hackworth (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 33, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Ragan Incumbent 51.4% 12,828
     Democratic Jim Hackworth 48.6% 12,126
Total Votes 24,954

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Ragan defeated Democrat Jim Hackworth in the general election on November 2, 2010. Ragan defeated Johnny Cupp in the August 5 primary.[5][6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 33 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png John D. Ragan (R) 8,569
Jim Hackworth (D) 7,270

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Ragan is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Ragan raised a total of $179,631 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[7]

John Ragan's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 33 Won $132,879
2010 Tennessee State House, District 33 Won $46,752
Grand Total Raised $179,631

2012

Ragan won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Ragan raised a total of $132,879.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to John Ragan's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Republican Caucus$21,000
House Republican Caucus$13,000
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte$7,100
Truth Matters PAC$7,100
StudentsFirst$6,500
Total Raised in 2012$132,879
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Ragan won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Ragan raised a total of $46,752.

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

Ragan and his wife, Elizabeth, have two children. They currently reside in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jim Hackworth
Tennessee House of Representatives District 33
2010-present
Succeeded by
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