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Joe Towns, Jr.
Joe Towns.jpg
Tennessee House Of Representatives District 84
Incumbent
In office
1994-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
Leadership
Assistant Minority Leader, Tennessee House of Representatives
2011-present
Compensation
Base salary$20,203/year
Per diem$188/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sLeMoyne-Owen College
Master'sUniversity of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Personal
Place of birthMemphis, TN
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Joe Towns, Jr. is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 84. He was first elected to the chamber in 1994. He currently serves as Assistant Minority Leader.

Biography

Towns earned his B.A. in Political Science from LeMoyne-Owen College. He later received his M.S. in Operational Management from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Towns has worked as a college instructor, entrepreneur and business owner.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Business and Utilities
Consumer and Human Resources

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Towns 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 Joe Towns, Jr. defeated Kenneth Wells in the Democratic primary. Towns was unopposed in the general election.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Towns Incumbent 79.2% 5,168
Kenneth Wells 20.8% 1,356
Total Votes 6,524

2012

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Towns ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 84. Towns defeated Hendrell Remus in the August 2 primary election. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 84 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJoe Towns, Jr. Incumbent 81.6% 4,082
Hendrell Remus 18.4% 919
Total Votes 5,001

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Towns won re-election to the 84th District seat in 2010. He defeated Mitzi Turnage in the August 5 primary.[5] He faced no opposition in the general election on November 2, 2010.[6]

2008

On Nov. 4, 2008, Towns won re-election to the 84th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[7]

Towns raised $11,525 for his campaign.[8]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 84 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Joe Towns (D) 17,293

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Towns is available dating back to 1996. Based on available campaign finance records, Towns raised a total of $222,821 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 2, 2013.[9]

Joe Towns, Jr.'s Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $23,125
2010 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $26,075
2008 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $11,525
2006 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $22,700
2004 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $24,987
2002 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $19,500
2000 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $41,156
1998 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $28,233
1996 Tennessee State House, District 84 Won $25,520
Grand Total Raised $222,821

2012

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $23,125.

2010

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $26,075.

2008

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $11,525.

2006

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $22,700.

2004

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2004. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $24,987.

2002

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2002. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $19,500.

2000

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2000. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $41,156.

1998

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $28,233.

1996

Towns won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Towns raised a total of $25,520.

Personal

Towns currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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