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Mike Kernell

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Mike Kernell
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 93
In office
Years in position 40
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected1974
Term limitsN/A
Date of birthDecember 20, 1951
Place of birthMemphis, TN
Office website
Mike Kernell (b. December 20, 1951) is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1975-2012

Kernell attended the University of Memphis.

Committee assignments


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


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

Subcommittee on Parks and Tourism
Subcommittee on Wildlife



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Kernell ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 93. Kernell was defeated by incumbent Goffrey A. Hardaway in the August 2 primary election. The general election took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 93 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngG.A. Hardaway Incumbent 61% 2,927
Mike Kernell Incumbent 39% 1,875
Total Votes 4,802


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Kernell ran for re-election to the 93rd District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3] He defeated Republican Tim Cook in the general election on November 2, 2010.


On Nov. 4, 2008, Kernell won re-election to the 93rd District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives, defeating opponent Tim Cook (R).[4]

Kernell raised $19,566 for his campaign while Cook raised $3,839.[5]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 93 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Mike Kernell (D) 12,363
Tim Cook (R) 6,550

Campaign donors


In 2010, Kernell received $12,695 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[6]

Tennessee House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Mike Kernell's campaign in 2010
United Association Of Journeymen And Apprentices Of The Plumbing And Pipe Fitting Industry Of The United States And Canada$3,000
Tennessee Education Association$1,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association$1,500
Tennessee Association Of Realtors$1,250
Odom, Gary$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $12,695


Kernell raised $19,566 in the 2008 elections cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[7]

Donor Amount
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Tennessee $1,500
Memphis Education Association $1,250
Charles Curtis Campaign Fund $1,000
Naifeh, Jimmy $1,000
Tennessee Association of Realtors $1,000
Tennessee Optometric Association $1,000
Federal Express $1,000
Steamfitters Local 614 $1,000
Gary Odom Legislative Committee $1,000


Kernell is married and has two children.

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Preceded by
Tennessee House of Representatives District 93
Succeeded by
Goffrey A. Hardaway (D)