Mike Faulk

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Mike Faulk
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Court Information:
Third Circuit Court, Tennessee
Title:   Former judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Bill Haslam
Active:   2013-2014
Preceded by:   Kindall T. Lawson
Past post:   Attorney, The Faulk Law Office
Past term:   1982-2013
Past post 2:   State senator, Tennessee General Assembly
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of Tennessee at Martin, 1975
Law School:   Memphis State University, 1979
Grad. School:   Memphis State, 1978
Candidate 2014:
Candidate for:  Third Circuit Court
Position:  Part III
State:  Tennessee
Election information 2014:
Party:   Republican
Incumbent:  Yes
Primary date:  5/6/2014
Primary vote:  100.0%ApprovedA
Election date:  8/7/2014
Election vote:  100.0%ApprovedA

Mike Faulk was a circuit court judge for the Third Circuit Court in Tennessee. The court presides over Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, and Hawkins counties. He was appointed to the court by Governor Bill Haslam on June 27, 2013, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of former Judge Kindall T. Lawson.[1] Faulk served out the remainder of Lawson's term which expired in 2014, and he was elected to the court on August 7, 2014.[2][3] Faulk passed away in November 2014.[4]

Faulk is also a former Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 4 from 2009 to 2012.




Faulk received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin in 1975, his master's degree from Memphis State in 1978, and his J.D. from the University of Memphis School of Law in 1979.[1]


From 1982 until his appointment to the court, Faulk worked as an attorney at his own law practice, The Faulk Law Office, in Church Hill, Tennessee. Faulk served as a Hawkins County Commissioner, as well. He previously served as a Tennessee state senator representing Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, and Union counties in the 106th and 107th Tennessee General Assemblies.[1]

Political career

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Faulk served on these committees: Calendar, Chair


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


Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Mike Faulk endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Faulk won election to the 4th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Michael Williams (I).[6]

Faulk raised $438,160 for his campaign while Jones raised $202,297.[7]

Tennessee State Senate, District 4 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Faulk (R) 29,428
Michael Williams (I) 29,181

Campaign donors


Faulk raised $438,160 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Committee $60,000
Mike Faulk $50,000
RAAMPAC $15,000
Tennessee Conservative PAC $14,000
MPAC $10,000
Majority Tennessee $10,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $7,500
Government Accountability Project $7,500
Tennessee Volunteer PAC $7,500
Eastman Chemical $4,700
Leaders of Tennessee $4,000

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Political offices
Preceded by
Mike Williams
Tennessee Senate District 4
September 2009-2012
Succeeded by