Kevin Brooks

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Kevin Brooks
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 24
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Assistant Majority Leader, Tennessee House of Representatives
Present
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLee University
Personal
BirthdayMay 4, 1967
ReligionChurch of God
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Kevin Brooks (b. May 4, 1967) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 24. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. Brooks currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader.

Biography

Brooks earned his B.A. from Lee University. He has worked in public relations and conference management. Brooks is a former Commissioner for the Cleveland City Planning Commission.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Education
Finance, Ways, and Means

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

School voucher bill skipped

Rep. Bill 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, Representatives 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

Kevin Brooks endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

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 Kevin Brooks was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brooks is unopposed in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brooks ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 24. Brooks defeated Jack L. Epperson in the August 2 primary election. Aaron Hyden originally filed, but did not appear on the primary ballot. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 24 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKevin Brooks Incumbent 80.1% 5,737
Jack Epperson 19.9% 1,424
Total Votes 7,161

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brooks was re-elected to the 24th District seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[8][9]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 24 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin D. Brooks (R) 10,647

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Brooks won re-election to the 24th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Greg Cain (I).[10]

Brooks raised $40,843 for his campaign while Cain raised $290.[11]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 24 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Kevin Brooks (R) 16,023
Greg Cain (D) 3,689

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brooks is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Brooks raised a total of $250,363 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 28, 2013.[12]

Kevin Brooks's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 24 Won $100,376
2010 Tennessee State House, District 24 Won $68,195
2008 Tennessee State House, District 24 Won $40,843
2006 Tennessee State House, District 24 Won $40,949
Grand Total Raised $250,363

2012

Brooks won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $100,376.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Kevin Brooks's campaign in 2012
StudentsFirst$6,000
Lawson, Stan$2,800
Lawson, Brenda$2,800
Tennessee Bankers Association$2,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$100,376
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brooks won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $68,195.

2008

Brooks won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $40,843.

2006

Brooks won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brooks raised a total of $40,949.

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Tennessee

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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

Brooks and his wife, Kim, have two children. They currently reside in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 24
2006–present
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