Tennessee House District 8

Previous Election Results

1996 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 123,681 67.4%
Tom Watson Republican 55,024 30.0%
Donna Malone Independent 4,816 2.6%
1996 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Tom Watson Republican 10,106 52.6%
Sonny Carlotta Republican 5,120 26.7%
John Vinson Republican 2,294 11.9%
Al Edwards Republican 1,681 8.8%
2000 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 143,127 72.3%
Billy Yancy Republican 54,929 27.7%
2000 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 32,078 86.7%
Marvin Williams Democratic 4,914 13.3%
2002 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 117,811 70.1%
Mat McClain Republican 45,853 27.3%
James Hart Independent 4,288 2.6%
2002 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 66,015 86.8%
Richard Ward Democratic 10,069 13.2%
2002 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Mat McClain Republican 18,878 56.5%
Bill Warren Republican 14,531 43.5%
2004 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 171,775 74.2%
James Hart Republican 59,638 25.8%
2004 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
James Hart Republican 8,227 78.5%
Dennis Bertrand Republican 2,253 21.5%
2006 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 129,610 73.2%
John Farmer Republican 47,492 26.8%
2006 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 61,764 100.0%
2006 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Farmer Republican 24,753 78.8%
Rory Bricco Republican 6,661 21.2%
2008 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 180,465 100.0%
2008 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
John Tanner Democratic 24,844 100.0%
2010 House General Election
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Stephen Fincher Republican 98,759 59.0%
Roy Herron Democratic 64,960 38.8%
Donn Janes Independent 2,440 1.5%
Mark Rawles Independent 1,237 0.7%
2010 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Roy Herron Democratic 27,139 67.7%
Kimberlee Smith Democratic 12,971 32.3%
2010 House Primary
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Stephen Fincher Republican 35,024 48.5%
Ron Kirkland Republican 17,637 24.4%
George Flinn Republican 17,308 24.0%
Randy Smith Republican 1,546 2.1%
Ben Watts Republican 720 1.0%
2012 House
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Stephen Fincher Republican 190,923 68.3%
Timothy Dixon Democratic 79,490 28.4%
James Hart Independent 6,139 2.2%
Mark Rawles Independent 2,870 1.0%
2014 House
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Wes Bradley Democratic 9,400 34.7%
Rickey Hobson Democratic 9,014 33.3%
Tom Reasons Democratic 5,547 20.5%
Lawrence Pivnick Democratic 3,105 11.5%
2014 House
Candidate Party # Votes % Votes
Stephen Fincher Republican 68,472 79.0%
Dana Matheny Republican 11,823 13.6%
John Mills Republican 6,339 7.3%

Demographic Data

Population 705,353
Percentage White 76.9%
Percentage Black 18.8%
Percentage American Indian / Alaska Native 0.2%
Percentage Asian 2.0%
Percentage Native Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0.0%
Percentage Mixed Race 1.6%
Percentage Other Race 0.6%
 
Percentage Hispanic 2.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic White 74.9%
Percentage Non Hispanic Black 18.7%
 
Percentage Households All Speak Language Other than English 0.4%
 
Median Household Income $50,260
Percentage Married Couple Both Work 37.7%
Percentage Income in Poverty in 2011 13.9%
Percentage Lived in different household in 2009 9.5%
 
Percentage Homes heated by Electricity 41.5%
Percentage Homes heated by Gas 57.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Coal 0.0%
Percentage Homes heated by Fuel Oil 0.1%
Percentage of Population Age 65 and Up 15.2%
Percentage Employed Civilians 16-years-old and up 42.6%
Percentage with a College Degree 27.7%
Percentage Management or Professional Workers 38.5%
Percentage Sales or Office Workers 23.1%
Percentage Production or Transportation Workers 15.3%
 
Percentage Married Couples 55.0%
Percentage Married Couples with Children 21.4%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Male living with Male 0.1%
Percentage Unmarried Partner Households, Female living with Female 0.2%

Last updated 8:16pm November 21, 2014