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Mike Stewart

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Mike Stewart
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 52
Incumbent
In office
2008-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 6
PartyDemocratic
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
Bachelor'sUniversity of Pennsylvania, 1987
J.D.University of Tennessee College of Law, 1994
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1988-1991
Personal
BirthdayJanuary 30, 1965
ProfessionRetired
ReligionMethodiist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Mike Stewart (b. January 30, 1965) is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 52. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008.

Biography

Stewart earned his B.A. in History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1987. He went on to receive his J.D. from Tennessee Law School in 1994. He currently works as an attorney for Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis. Stewart served in the United State Army from 1988 to 1991.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Local Government

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Anti-terrorism bill

Judd Matheny sponsored the 2011 bill, "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011," which originally specifically targeted people who practice Sharia Law, the foundation of Islamic Code. It been stripped of any language about religion and instead widening the reach of the bill to anyone exhibiting potentially terrorist-like tendencies.

It aims to fight “homegrown terrorism,” whether the state finds that threat in gangs, cults, religious groups or individuals, according to lawmakers carrying the bill.

“I would just, please, like to implore the Muslim community, this is not against you,” said Matheny. “This is not a witch hunt. This is nothing but to protect ourselves where the federal government can’t or won’t.”

Members of the House Judiciary Committee approved the bill 12-4 while the measure won a 6-3 favorable vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee. From there, both measures had to advance to the houses’ Finance, Ways and Means committees.

Rep. Mike Stewart said the bill doesn’t give enough of a recourse for people falsely accused of being or helping terrorists.

“It’s un-American as far as I’m concerned,” said Stewart. “What we’re saying here is that somebody in Tennessee, a regular person, can be declared a terrorist, and they have no right to a trial of their peers to clear their good name. That’s just completely the opposite of what we should be doing in this country.”[1]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives will consist of a primary election on August 7, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Mike Stewart is unopposed in the Democratic primary.[2]

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Stewart won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 52. Stewart ran unopposed in the August 2 primary election and defeated Daniel Lewis (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 52, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMichael Stewart Incumbent 75.6% 12,601
     Independent Daniel Lewis 24.4% 4,060
Total Votes 16,661

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Stewart won re-election to the 52nd District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[5] He also faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Stewart won election to the 52nd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Dan Scott (I).[7]

Stewart raised $120,813 for his campaign while Scott raised $0.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 52 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Stewart (D) 13,802
Dan Scott (I) 4,048

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Stewart is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Stewart raised a total of $235,329 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 1, 2013.[9]

Mike Stewart's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 52 Won $44,266
2010 Tennessee State House, District 52 Won $54,025
2008 Tennessee State House, District 52 Won $120,813
1996 Tennessee State House, District 52 Defeated $16,225
Grand Total Raised $235,329

2012

Stewart won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $44,266.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Stewart's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$6,000
United Association Of Journeymen And Apprentices Of The Plumbing And Pipe Fitting Industry Of The United States And Canada$5,000
Stewart, Nancy P$2,400
Stewart, John G$2,400
Tennessee Education Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$44,266
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Stewart won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $54,025.

2008

Stewart won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $120,813.

1996

Stewart lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Stewart raised a total of $16,225.

Personal

Stewart and his wife, Ruth, have two children. They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 52
2008–present
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