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Eric Watson
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 22
Incumbent
In office
2006-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 8
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sAndersonville Seminary
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 14, 1973
ProfessionCaptain Deputy Sheriff
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Eric Watson (b. September 14, 1973) is a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber during a special election in January 2006.

Biography

Watson is a graduate of the Tennessee Law Enforcement Academy. He received his Bachelor's degree in Christian Education from Andersonville Seminary. Watson is a Lieutenant Deputy Sheriff.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules
Criminal Justice, Chair
State Government

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:

Elections

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Watson won re-election in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 22. Watson defeated David L. Kimbro in the August 2 primary election and defeated Jonathan Gladden (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngEric Watson Incumbent 77.8% 17,290
     Democratic Jonathan Gladden 22.2% 4,944
Total Votes 22,234


Tennessee House of Representatives, District 22 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEric Watson Incumbent 86.5% 6,309
David Kimbro 13.5% 981
Total Votes 7,290

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Watson was re-elected to the 22nd District Seat in 2010. He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010. Watson was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 22 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Watson (R) 11,714

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Watson won re-election to the 22nd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives. [5]

Watson raised $36,326 for his campaign. [6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Watson (R) 18,538

Campaign donors

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2010

In 2010, Watson received $53,793 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]

Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Eric Watson's campaign in 2010
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$5,500
Tennessee Association Of Realtors$2,500
Federal Express$2,500
Tennessee Bankers Association$1,500
Tennessee Medical Association$1,500
Total Raised in 2010 $53,793

2008

Watson raised $36,326 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below. [8]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Association of Realtors $3,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
National Healthcare Corp $1,500
Tennessee Dental Association $1,300
Nine different donors $1,000

Personal

Watson and his wife currently reside in Cleveland, Tennessee.

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Tennessee House of Representatives District 22
2006–present
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