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Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

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Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Majority controlCampaign contributions
QualificationsTerm limitsImpact of Redistricting

State Legislative Election Results

List of candidates
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Tennessee House of Representatives2012 Tennessee Senate Elections
Elections for the office of Tennessee House of Representatives will be held in Tennessee on November 6, 2012. All 99 seats will be up for election.

The signature filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in these elections is April 5, 2011. The primary election day will be August 2, 2012.

See also: Tennessee State Senate elections, 2012 and State legislative elections, 2012

Majority control

See also: Partisan composition of state senates

Heading into the November 6 election, the Republican Party holds the majority in the Tennessee House of Representatives:

Tennessee House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 34 27
     Republican Party 64 71
     Independent 0 1
     Vacancy 1 0
Total 99 99


Campaign contributions

This chart shows how many candidates ran for state house in Tennessee in past years and the cumulative amount of dollars raised in state senate races, including contributions in both primary and general election contests. All figures come from Follow The Money.[1]

Year Number of candidates Total contributions
2010 219 $9,478,590
2008 196 $8,438,759
2006 223 $8,401,196
2004 215 $8,782,967
2002 263 $4,826,538

In 2010, the candidates for state house raised a total of $9,478,590 in campaign contributions. The top 10 donors were: [2]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Legislative Campaign Cmte $449,568
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $184,650
Tennessee Bankers Association $153,250
House Democratic Caucus $145,953
Tennessee Education Association $138,376
Tennessee Medical Association $132,550
CAS-PAC $122,950
Tennessee Democratic Party $122,126
Federal Express $120,050
Tennessee Association of Realtors $119,750

Qualifications

To be eligible to serve in the Tennessee House of Representatives, a candidate must be:[3]

  • A U.S. citizen
  • 21 years old before the general election
  • A three-year resident of Tennessee before the general election
  • A district resident for 1 year prior to the general election
  • A qualified voter
  • The following situations would eliminate a candidate from qualifying for office:
    • Those who have been convicted of offering or giving a bribe, or of larceny, or any other offense declared infamous by law, unless restored to citizenship in the mode pointed out by law;
    • Those against whom there is a judgment unpaid for any moneys received by them, in any official capacity, due to the United States, to this state, or any county thereof;
    • Those who are defaulters to the treasury at the time of the election, and the election of any such person shall be void;
    • Soldiers, seamen, marines, or airmen in the regular army or navy or air force of the United States; and
    • Members of congress, and persons holding any office of profit or trust under any foreign power, other state of the union, or under the United States.

List of candidates

District 1

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 2

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 3

Note: Incumbent Republican Scotty Campbell did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 4

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:
  • Kent Williams - Incumbent Williams first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 5

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 6

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 7

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Matthew Hill - Incumbent Hill first assumed office in 2005.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 8

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 9

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Mike Harrison - Incumbent Harrison first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 10

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 11

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 12

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 13

Note: Incumbent Democrat Harry Tindell did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 14

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Ryan Haynes - Incumbent Haynes first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 15

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Armstrong - Incumbent Armstrong first assumed office in 1989.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 16

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Bill Dunn - Incumbent Dunn first assumed office in 1995.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 17

Note: Incumbent Republican Frank Niceley did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 18

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Steve Hall - Incumbent Hall first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 19

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Harry Brooks - Incumbent Brooks first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 20

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 21

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Jimmy Matlock - Incumbent Matlock first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 22

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 23

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 24

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 25

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 26

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 27

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 28

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Tommie F. Brown - Incumbent Brown first assumed office in 1993.
  • JoAnne Favors - District 29 incumbent Favors first assumed office in 2005.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 29

Note: Incumbent Democrat Joanne Favors is running for re-election in District 28 due to redistricting.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 30

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Vince Dean - Incumbent Dean first assumed office in 2006.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 31

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 32

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidate:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 33

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 34

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Rick Womick - Incumbent Womick first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 35

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Dennis Roach - Incumbent Roach first assumed office in 1995.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 36

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 37

Note: Incumbent Democrat Bill Harmon did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 38

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 39

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 40

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 41

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 42

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Ryan Williams - Incumbent Williams first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 43

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 44

Note: Incumbent Democrat Michael McDonald did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 45

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 46

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Mark A. Pody - Incumbent Pody first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 47

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Judd Matheny - Incumbent Matheny first assumed office in 2003.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 48

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 49

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 50

Note: Incumbent Democrat Gary Moore, Sr. did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 51

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 52

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 53

Note: Incumbent Democrat Janis Baird Sontany did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 54

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 55

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Gary Odom - Incumbent Odom first assumed office in 1987.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 56

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Beth Harwell - Incumbent Harwell first assumed office in 1989.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 57

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 58

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 59

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Sherry Jones - Incumbent Jones first assumed office in 1995.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 60

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Jim Gotto - Incumbent Gotto first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 61

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 62

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Pat Marsh - Incumbent Marsh first assumed office in 2009.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 63

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Glen Casada - Incumbent Casada first assumed office in 2001.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 64

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Sheila Butt - Incumbent Butt first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 65

Note: Incumbent Democrat Eddie Bass did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 66

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 67

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Joe Pitts - Incumbent Pitts first assumed office in 2007.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 68

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 69

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 70

Note: Incumbent Republican Joey Hensley did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 71

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 72

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 73

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 74

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 75

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Tim Wirgau - Incumbent Wirgau first assumed office in 2011.
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 76

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Andy Holt - Incumbent Holt first assumed office in 2011.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 77

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 78

Note: Incumbent Republican Phillip Johnson did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 79

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 80

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Johnny Shaw - Incumbent Shaw first assumed office in 2001.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 81

Note: Incumbent Democrat James Naifeh did not seek re-election.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 82

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 83

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Mark White - Incumbent White first assumed office in 2010.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 84

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 85

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 86

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 87

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • Karen Camper - Incumbent Camper first assumed office in 2009.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 88

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 89

Note: Incumbent Democrat Jeanne Richardson is running for re-election in District 90 due to redistricting.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 90

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 91

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 92

Note: Incumbent Democrat G.A. Hardaway is running for re-election in District 93 due to redistricting.

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 93

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 94

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Barrett Rich - Incumbent Rich first assumed office in 2009.
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 95

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Curry Todd - Incumbent Todd first assumed office in 1999.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 96

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 97

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • Jim Coley - Incumbent Coley first assumed office in 2007.

November 6 General election candidates:

District 98

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Independent Independent candidates:

November 6 General election candidates:

District 99

Democratic Party August 2 Democratic primary:
  • No candidates filed.
Republican Party August 2 GOP primary:

November 6 General election candidates:

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