Bo Watson

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Bo Watson
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Tennessee State Senate District 11
Incumbent
In office
2007 - Present
Term ends
January 15, 2015
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee - Chattanooga
Personal
Birthday10/21/1960
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Bo Watson is a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate, representing District 11. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006. In the 2013 session, Watson served as President Pro Tempore.

Watson served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 2004 to 2006.

Biography

Watson graduated with his Bachelor's degree from Tennnessee-Chattanooga and also graduated with a Master's degree from Tennessee-Memphis in Physical Therapy.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Commerce and Labor
Finance, Ways and Means, Vice-chair
Government Operations, Vice-chair
Health and Welfare, Vice-chair
Rules
Pensions and Insurance

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

District 11

Watson represents Tennessee Senate District 11. District 11 includes portions of Hamilton County.

Elections

2010

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2010

Watson was re-elected to the 11th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the general election on November 2, 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[1][2]

Tennessee State Senate, District 11, General Election 2010
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bo Watson (R) 42,140

2006

On Nov. 7, 2006, Watson won election to the 11th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Jim Hall (D).[3]

Watson raised $97,519 for his campaign while Hall raised $0.[4]

Tennessee State Senate, District 11 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Bo Watson (R) 39,968
Jim Hall (D) 22,538

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Watson is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Watson raised a total of $391,456 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 20, 2013.[5]

Bo Watson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State Senate, District 11 Not up for election $61,027
2010 Tennessee State Senate, District 11 Won $135,953
2008 Tennessee State Senate, District 11 Not up for election $36,668
2006 Tennessee State Senate, District 11 Won $97,519
2004 Tennessee State House, District 31 Won $60,289
Grand Total Raised $391,456

2012

Watson was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $61,027.
Tennessee State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Bo Watson's campaign in 2012
Tennessee Medical Association$5,000
StudentsFirst$5,000
Tennessee Optometric Association$3,000
Tennessee Association Of Professional Bail Agents$2,000
Tennessee State Employees Association$1,600
Total Raised in 2012$61,027
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Watson won re-election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $135,935.

2008

Watson was not up for election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $36,668.

2006

Watson won election to the Tennessee State Senate in 2006. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $97,519.

2004

Watson won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Watson raised a total of $60,289.

Personal

Watson and his wife, Jill, have one child. They currently reside in Hixson, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
David Fowler
Tennessee Senate District 11
2007-present
Succeeded by
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