Tennessee's 8th Congressional District

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Tennessee's 8th Congressional District
TN 8th District Map.PNG
Current incumbentStephen Lee Fincher Republican Party
Population706,748
Gender48.6% Male, 51.4% Female
Race76.4% White, 19.5% Black, 1.7% Asian
Ethnicity2.6% Hispanic
Unemployment10.1%
Median household income$48,792
High school graduation rate86.6%
College graduation rate28%
Next electionNovember 4, 2014
The 8th District is located in the northwest region of Tennessee and borders Kentucky, Missouri and Arkansas. Henry, Carroll, Weakley, Obion, Lake, Dyer, Crockett, Gibson, Madison, Haywood, Lauderdale, Tipton, Fayette and Shelby counties are included in the district.[1]

The current representative of the 8th Congressional District is Stephen Lee Fincher (R).

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee's 8th Congressional District elections, 2014

The 8th Congressional District of Tennessee will hold an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Tennessee's 8th Congressional District elections, 2012

The 8th Congressional District of Tennessee held an election for the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2012. Incumbent Stephen Lee Fincher won re-election in the district.[2]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Timothy Dixon 28.4% 79,490
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Lee Fincher Incumbent 68.3% 190,923
     Independent James Hart 2.2% 6,139
     Independent Mark Rawles 1% 2,870
Total Votes 279,422
Source: Tennessee Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

2010
On November 2, 2010, Stephen Fincher won election to the United States House. He defeated Roy Herron (D) in the general election.[3]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngStephen Fincher 60.3% 98,759
     Democratic Roy Herron 39.7% 64,960
Total Votes 163,719

2008
On November 4, 2008, John S. Tanner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James Hart (Write-in) in the general election.[4]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn S. Tanner incumbent 100% 180,465
     Write-in James Hart 0% 54
Total Votes 180,519

2006
On November 7, 2006, John S. Tanner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated John Farmer (R) and James Hart (I) in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2006
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn S. Tanner incumbent 73.2% 129,610
     Republican John Farmer 26.8% 47,492
     Independent James Hart 0% 6
Total Votes 177,108

2004
On November 2, 2004, John S. Tanner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated James L. Hart (R) and Dennis Bertrand (Write-in) in the general election.[6]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2004
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn S. Tanner incumbent 74.3% 173,623
     Republican James L. Hart 25.6% 59,853
     Independent Dennis Bertrand 0% 91
Total Votes 233,567

2002
On November 5, 2002, John S. Tanner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Mat McClain (R), James L. Hart (I) in the general election.[7]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2002
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn S. Tanner incumbent 70.1% 117,811
     Republican Mat McClain 27.3% 45,853
     Independent James L. Hart 2.6% 4,288
     N/A Write-in 0% 18
Total Votes 167,970

2000
On November 7, 2000, John S. Tanner won re-election to the United States House. He defeated Billy Yancy (R) in the general election.[8]

U.S. House, Tennessee District 8 General Election, 2000
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngJohn S. Tanner incumbent 72.3% 143,127
     Republican Billy Yancy 27.7% 54,929
     N/A Write-in 0% 24
Total Votes 198,080

Redistricting

2010-2011

This is the 8th Congressional District prior to the 2010 redistricting.
See also: Redistricting in Tennessee

In 2011, the Tennessee State Legislature re-drew the congressional districts based on updated population information from the 2010 census. Tennessee did not lose or gain any seats in the redistricting process.[9]

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