Michael McDonald

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Michael McDonald
Michael Ray McDonald.jpg
Tennessee House of Representatives District 44
Retired
In office
1995-2012
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Majority Whip, Tennessee House of Representatives
1996-2000
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected1994
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sDavid Lipscomb College, 1970
Master'sUniversity of Illinois, 1971
Ph.D.University of Illinois, 1976
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1949
Place of birthNashville, TN
ReligionChurch of Christ
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Michael McDonald (b. February 21, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 44th District from 1995-2012. He served as Assistant Majority Whip from 1996 to 1997. He also served as Majority Whip from 1996 to 2000.

McDonald was a Professor for Austin Peay State University from 1972 to 1977. He then worked for Volunteer State Community College as a Professor from 1978 to 2002. He is currently a farmer. McDonald earned his B.A. from David Lipscomb College in 1970. He went on to receive his MA and PhD from the University of Illinois in 1971 and 1976, respectively.

He did not run for re-election in 2012.

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Subcommittee on Environment
Subcommittee on Wildlife
Subcommittee on Employee Affairs, Chair

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

McDonald did not run for re-election in 2012.[1]

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

McDonald was re=elected to the 44th District seat in 2010. He defeated Republican Matt Wynne in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in August 5 primary.[2][3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 44 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike McDonald (D) 8,594
Matt Wynne (R) 8,123

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, McDonald won re-election to the 44th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[5]

McDonald raised $33,101 for his campaign.[6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 44 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Michael McDonald (D) 19,747

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, McDonald received $85,648 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Michael McDonald's campaign in 2010
International Brotherhood Of Electrical Workers$5,000
Nashville Fire Fighters Local 140$4,000
Teamsters$3,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$3,000
Ironworkers Local 492$2,500
Total Raised in 2010 $85,648

2008

McDonald raised $33,101 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Medical Association $2,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $2,500
Tennessee Labor Council AFL-CIO $1,741
Tennessee Association of Realtors $1,250
Fourteen different donors $1,000

Personal

McDonald and his wife, Mila, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 44
1995–2012
Succeeded by
William G. Lamberth (R)