Vance Dennis

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Vance Dennis
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Tennessee House of Representatives, District 71
Former member
In office
2008-2014
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Floor Leader, Tennessee House of Representatives
2013 - 2014
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee
J.D.University of Tennessee College of Law
Personal
BirthdayDecember 9, 1975
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Vance Dennis (b. December 9, 1975) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 71 from 2008 to 2014. From the 2013 session until his departure from the House, Dennis served as Majority Floor Leader.

Biography

Dennis earned his B.S. in Agricultural Economics from the University of Tennessee. He went on to receive his J.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Dennis is a practicing attorney.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Civil Justice
Health

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for 99 seats in the Tennessee House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on August 7, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was April 3, 2014. Incumbent Vance Dennis was defeated by David Byrd in the Republican primary. Byrd was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 71 Republican Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDavid Byrd 53.3% 5,786
Vance Dennis Incumbent 46.7% 5,078
Total Votes 10,864

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Dennis won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 71. Dennis defeated Shirley Curry in the August 2 primary election and defeated John Crandall (I) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 71, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngVance Dennis Incumbent 76.7% 15,620
     Independent John Crandall 23.3% 4,734
Total Votes 20,354
Tennessee House of Representatives, District 71 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngVance Dennis Incumbent 50% 3,243
Shirley Curry 50% 3,239
Total Votes 6,482

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Dennis won re-election to the 71st 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

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2014

On November 4, 2008, Dennis won election to the 71st District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponents Stan Wheeler (D) and Stephen Childers (I).[7]

Dennis raised $129,432 for his campaign while Wheeler raised $89,500 and Childers raised $2,142.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 71 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Vance Dennis (R) 11,594
Stan Wheeler (D) 9,230
Stephen Childers (I) 1,029

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Dennis is available dating back to 2006. Based on available campaign finance records, Dennis raised a total of $354,308 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[9]

Vance Dennis's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 71 Won $140,365
2010 Tennessee State House, District 71 Won $49,399
2008 Tennessee State House, District 71 Won $129,432
2006 Tennessee State House, District 71 Defeated $35,112
Grand Total Raised $354,308

2012

Dennis won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Dennis raised a total of $140,365.
Tennessee House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Vance Dennis's campaign in 2012
Multi-Disciplinary Consultants LLC$10,000
Tennessee Health Management$5,000
AT&T$3,500
Tennessee Medical Association$3,000
Friends Of Tennessee Hospital Association$3,000
Total Raised in 2012$140,365
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Dennis won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Dennis raised a total of $49,399.

2008

Dennis won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Dennis raised a total of $129,432.

2006

Dennis lost the election for the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Dennis raised a total of $35,112.

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2013-2014

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.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key small business issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on animal protection bills.

2011-2012

In 2011, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, first year, was in session from January 11 to May 21. In 2012, the 107th Tennessee General Assembly, second year, was in session from January 10 through May 1.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on Pro-life legislation.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes relating to conservation and environmental issues.

Personal

Dennis and his wife, Ashley, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Tennessee House of Representatives District 71
2008–present
Succeeded by
David Byrd (R)