Lois DeBerry

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Lois DeBerry
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Tennessee House Of Representatives, District 91
Former member
In office
1972 - 2013
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Deputy Minority Leader, Tennessee House of Representatives
2013
Minority Floor Leader, Tennessee House of Representatives
2011 - 2012
Speaker Pro Tempore, Tennessee House of Representatives
1987 - 2011
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1972
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLemoyne Owen College, 1971
Personal
BirthdayMay 5, 1945
ProfessionEducator
ReligionBaptist
CandidateVerification
Lois M. DeBerry (May 5, 1945 - July 28, 2013) was a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 91 from 1972 to her death from pancreatic cancer in 2013. DeBerry served as Speaker Pro Tempore from 1987 to 2011, Minority Floor Leader from 2011 to 2012, and Deputy Minority Leader in 2013. She was the first woman to serve as Speaker Pro Tempore in the Tennessee House, and, at the time of her passing, the longest-serving member.[1][2]

Biography

DeBerry earned her B.A. from Lemoyne Owen College in 1971. Her professional experience included working as an educator.[3]

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

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

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, DeBerry served on the following committees:

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, DeBerry served on the following committees:

Election history

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

DeBerry won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91. DeBerry ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election. She was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

DeBerry won re-election to the 91st District seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[6] She defeated Republican Arnold Weiner in the general election on November 2, 2010.[7]

2008

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, DeBerry won re-election to the 91st District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Timothy Cook (R).[8]

DeBerry raised $85,223 for her campaign while Cook raised $0.[9]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lois DeBerry (D) 15,505
Timothy Cook (R) 2,646

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for DeBerry is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, DeBerry raised a total of $560,873 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[10]

Lois DeBerry's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $31,175
2010 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $49,221
2008 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $85,223
2006 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $66,618
2004 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $99,775
2002 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $112,509
2000 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $69,227
1998 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $19,775
1996 Tennessee State House, District 91 Won $27,350
Grand Total Raised $560,873

2012

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $31,175.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Lois DeBerry's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Education Association$3,500
Branch Banking & Trust Corp$2,000
Federal Express$2,000
Tennessee Dental Association$1,500
Friends Of Tennessee Hospital Association$1,250
Total Raised in 2012$31,175
Source:Follow the Money

2010

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $49,221.

2008

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $85,223.

2006

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $66,618.

2004

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $99,775.

2002

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $112,509.

2000

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $69,227.

1998

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $19,775.

1996

DeBerry won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, DeBerry raised a total of $27,350.

Personal

DeBerry left behind her husband, Charles Traughber, and one son.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 91
1972–2013
Succeeded by
Raumesh Akbari (D)