Karen Camper

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Karen Camper
Karen D. Camper.jpg
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 87
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Minority Floor Leader
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Associate'sUniversity of Albany-SUNY
Military service
Service/branchU.S. Army
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 15, 1958
ProfessionBusiness Owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Karen D. Camper (b. January 15, 1958) is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 87. She was first elected to the chamber in 2008. She currently serves as Minority Floor Leader.

Biography

Camper attended the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She later received her A.S. from the University of Albany-SUNY. Camper has worked as a substitute teacher for the Memphis City School System. She is the owner of Key II Entertainment. Camper is a retired Chief Warrant Officer in the U.S. Army.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Criminal Justice
Transportation

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Camper 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. Incumbent Karen Camper was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Camper is unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Camper ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 87. Camper ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Camper won re-election to the 87th District seat in 2010. She defeated Justin H. Settles in the August 5 primary.[5] She faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Camper won re-election to the 87th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[7]

Camper raised $27,907 for her campaign.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 87 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Karen Camper (D) 11,733

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Camper is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Camper raised a total of $92,101 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[9]

Karen Camper's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 87 Won $31,406
2010 Tennessee State House, District 87 Won $32,788
2008 Tennessee State House, District 87 Won $27,907
Grand Total Raised $92,101

2012

Camper won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Camper raised a total of $31,406.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Karen Camper's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Education Association$2,250
AT&T$2,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Camper, Karen$1,931
Tennessee Optometric Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2012$31,406
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Camper won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Camper raised a total of $32,788.

2008

Camper won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Camper raised a total of $27,907.

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

Camper has one child and currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 87
2008–present
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