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Richard Montgomery
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 12
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1998
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
Date of birthOctober 24, 1946
Place of birthSevierville, TN
ProfessionManager, Lockheed Martin Energy Resource
Office website
Richard Montgomery (b. October 24, 1946) is a former Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 12th District from 1998-2012.

Montgomery served as a member/Chair of the Sevier County School Board from 1982 to 1998.

Montgomery worked as Operations Manager for the University of Tennessee-Battelle. He has also worked for the Oak Ridge National Lab. He is currently the Manager of Lockheed Martin Energy Resource.

Montgomery attended Hiwassee Junior College. He went on to receive his B.S. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Committee assignments


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


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

Subcommittee on Utilities, Banking
Subcommittee on Budget


Presidential preference


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

Richard Montgomery endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [1]

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, Reps 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.[2]



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Montgomery ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 12. Montgomery was defeated by Dale Carr in the August 2 primary election.[3][4][5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 12 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDale Carr 50.6% 3,535
Richard Montgomery Incumbent 49.4% 3,455
Total Votes 6,990


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Montgomery was re-elected to the 12th District seat in 2010. He defeated Democrat Gary T. Eichmann in the general election on November 2, 2010. Montgomery was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[6][7]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 12 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Montgomery (R) 13,605
Gary T. Eichmann (D) 2,112


On Nov. 4, 2008, Montgomery won re-election to the 12th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[8]

Montgomery raised $30,175 for his campaign.[9]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 12 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Richard Montgomery (R) 21,983

Campaign donors


In 2010, Montgomery received $49,609 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[10]

Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Richard Montgomery's campaign in 2010
Tennessee Bankers Association$2,500
Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association$2,000
Young, Tracy$2,000
Farris Mathews Branan Bobango & Hellen$1,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $49,609


Montgomery raised $30,175 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[11]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Medical Association $1,500
J R Hyde III $1,250
Tennessee Hospital Association $1,050
Four different donors $1,000


Montgomery and his wife, Anna, have one child.

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Preceded by
Tennessee House of Representatives District 12
Succeeded by
Dale Carr (R)