Steve Southerland (Tennessee)

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Steve Southerland
Steve Southerland.jpg
Tennessee State Senate District 1
Incumbent
In office
2003 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
Birthday03/08/1955
ProfessionMortgage Broker
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Steve Southerland (b. March 8, 1955) is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 1. He was first elected to the chamber in 2002. In the 2013 session, Southerland served as Deputy Speaker of the Senate.

Biography

Southerland attended Walters State Community College. He has professional experience as a mortgage broker.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources, Chair
Transportation and Safety, Vice-chair
Fiscal Review

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Tennessee State Senate 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 Steve Southerland is unopposed in the Republican primary.[1]

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Southerland was re-elected to the 1st District seat in 2010. He defeated Democrat Jackson West in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[2][3]

Tennessee State Senate, District 1, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Southerland (R) 32,310
Jackson "Jack" West (D) 7,381

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Southerland won re-election to the 1st District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Duran Williams (D).[4]

Southerland raised $96,061 for his campaign while Williams raised $26,448.[5]

Tennessee State Senate, District 1 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Steve Southerland (R) 31,958
Duran Williams (D) 14,476

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Southerland is available dating back to 2002. Based on available campaign finance records, Southerland raised a total of $329,753 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 19, 2013.[6]

Steve Southerland's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $44,548
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 1 Won $79,305
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $92,400
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 1 Won $96,061
2004 Tennessee State Senate, District 1 Not up for election $0
2002 Tennessee State Senate, District 1 Won $17,439
Grand Total Raised $329,753

2012

Southerland won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Southerland raised a total of $44,548.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steve Southerland's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Mining Association$2,500
Tennessee State Employees Association$2,200
AT&T$2,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Of Tennessee$2,000
Tennessee Medical Association$2,000
Total Raised in 2012$44,548
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Southerland won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Southerland raised a total of $79,305.

2008

Southerland won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Southerland raised a total of $92,400.

2006

Southerland won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Southerland raised a total of $96,061.

2004

Southerland won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Southerland raised a total of $0.

2002

Southerland won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2002. During that election cycle, Southerland raised a total of $17,439.

Personal

Steve and his wife, Cheri, have one child. They currently live in Morristown, Tennessee. He is involved with a number of organizations, including the Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce, the National Rifle Association, and the Rotary Club.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tommy Haun
Tennessee Senate District 1
2003-present
Succeeded by
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