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Steven Dickerson
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Tennessee State Senate District 20
In office
Term ends
November 8, 2016
Years in position 3
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of the South
M.D.Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Wake Forrest University
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Steven Dickerson is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Dickerson received a B.A. from the University of the South and an MD from Wake Forest University. He has worked as an anesthesiologist and currently runs a medical practice out of Hendersonville Medical Center.

Committee assignments


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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Education, Vice-chair
Finance, Ways and Means



See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012

Dickerson won election in the 2012 election for Tennessee State Senate District 20. Dickerson defeated David Hall and Rob Mortensen in the August 2 Republican primary and defeated Phillip L. North (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2][3]

Tennessee State Senate, District 20, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Dickerson 54.1% 46,254
     Democratic Phillip North 45.9% 39,280
Total Votes 85,534
Tennessee State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngSteven Dickerson 48.5% 5,378
David Hall 30% 3,325
Rob Mortensen 21.5% 2,379
Total Votes 11,082

Campaign themes


Dickerson stated that he supports charter schools, opposes a State income tax, and is pro-life. He opposed the Affordable Care Act, and claimed that he will work to end Obamacare.[4]


See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Dickerson was defeated by Douglas Henry, in the November 2, 2010, general election. Dickerson defeated James Chesser in the August 5 primary.[5]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dickerson is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Dickerson raised a total of $790,577 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[6]

Steven Dickerson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 20 Won $646,849
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 21 Defeated $143,728
Grand Total Raised $790,577


Dickerson won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Dickerson raised a total of $646,849.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Steven Dickerson's campaign in 2012
Senate Republican Caucus$113,254
Dickerson, Steven$100,000
Anesthesia Services Associates$23,500
Tennessee Society Of Anesthesiologists$21,400
Anesthesiologists Associated PC PAC$21,400
Total Raised in 2012$646,849
Source:Follow the Money


Dickerson lost the election for the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Dickerson raised a total of $143,728.


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In 2013, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 8 to April 19. In 2014, the 108th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 14 to April 18.

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Dickerson and his wife, Katrina, have three sons.[7] They currently reside in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Joe Haynes (D)
Tennessee Senate District 20
Succeeded by