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Scotty Campbell
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 3
Retired
In office
2011-2012
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sCumberland University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 21, 1984
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Scotty Campbell is a former Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives. He served from 2010-2012.

From 2006-2010, Campbell worked for House Speaker Kent Williams and other members of the General Assembly. He has also worked as a 911 Police/Fire/EMS Dispatcher.

Campbell earned a B.S. from Cumberland University and has completed graduate coursework in public administration from Tennessee State University.

Campbell did not seek re-election in 2012.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

Elections

2010

See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Campbell defeated Democrat Joe Mike Akard and independents Parke S. Morris and Thomas White in the general election on November 2, 2010. Campbell defeated Carl Michael Howard, Nick Collette, Sherry Greene Grubb, Timothy Hill, Richard Armstrong, III and Marvin Gurley in the August 5 primary.[2][3]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 3 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Scotty Campbell (R) 10,782
Joe Mike Akard (D) 3,833
Parke S. Morris (I) 123
Thomas White (I) 307

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, when Campbell first won election to the House, he collected $59,645 in donations.[4]

His five largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
KPAC $9,000
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $4,500
East Tennessee GOP $2,200
Beth Halteman Harwell $2,000
Charles Sargent, Jr. $2,000

Issues

Teachers' union bill

The Tennessee Tea Party emailed an alert about 20 House Republicans in March 2011 for refusing to take a strong public stand on a dominating issues: teachers’ union collective bargaining.

The Tennessee Tea Party's “action alert” encouraged Tennesseans sympathetic to their cause to pressure middle-of-the-road Republicans to get on board with conservative efforts to ban collective bargaining for public school teachers.

“I generally don’t take a firm stand on a bill until it’s completed, especially if there’s a great chance it’s going to be amended,” said Rep. Vince Dean. Dean added that the legislation still has a long way to go before becoming law.

Rep. Scotty Campbell said he avoided taking a position because that’s what Gov. Bill Haslam had done.

“I was trying to follow his lead, and I think that was the commendable thing to do on this issue in particular,” said Campbell. “I didn’t campaign on it, it wasn’t part of my agenda and I think there are bigger matters facing us, like the economy, jobs, and the need to pass a balanced budget, which we of course have to do.”

Rep. Mark Pody said he’s in the process of informally polling teachers in his district to see whether or not they favor union collective bargaining.

When the Tennessee Report asked whether he thinks unions are a positive influence in education, Pody said, “That’s exactly why I am going to the schools — to see what is best for the students.”[5]

Personal

Campbell is married.

External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Jason Mumpower
Tennessee House of Representatives District 3
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Timothy Hill (R)