Joe Towns

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Joe Towns
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 84th[1] district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 1995
Personal details
Born Memphis, Tennessee
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Residence Memphis, Tennessee
Alma mater LeMoyne–Owen College
University of Arkansas

Joe Towns, Jr.[2] (born in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 84 since January 1995.

Education[edit]

Towns earned his BA in political science from LeMoyne–Owen College and his MS from the University of Arkansas.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Towns was challenged in the August 2, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,082 votes (81.6%),[3] and was unopposed for the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 19,389 votes.[4]
  • 1994 Towns was initially elected in the November 8, 1994 General election.
  • 1996 Towns was challenged in the 1996 Democratic Primary and was unopposed for the November 5, 1996 General election.
  • 1998 Towns was challenged in the August 6, 1998 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,621 votes (63.9%),[5] and was unopposed for the November 3, 1998 General election, winning with 6,781 votes.[6]
  • 2000 Towns was challenged in the August 3, 2000 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,430 votes (67.3%),[7] and was unopposed for the November 7, 2000 General election, winning with 11,947 votes.[8]
  • 2002 Towns was unopposed for the August 1, 2002 Democratic Primary, winning with 7,567 votes,[9] and won the November 5, 2002 General election, winning with 9,930 votes (86.1%) against Independent candidate C. C. Buchanan.[10]
  • 2004 Towns was unopposed for both the August 5, 2004 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,955 votes,[11] and the November 2, 2004 General election, winning with 16,911 votes.[12]
  • 2006 Towns was challenged by his returning 1996 primary opponent in the August 3, 2006 Democratic Primary, winning with 5,153 votes (73.2%),[13] and was unopposed for the November 7, 2006 General election, winning with 13,155 votes.[14]
  • 2008 Towns was unopposed for both the August 7, 2008 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,573 votes,[15] and the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 17,293 votes.[16]
  • 2010 Towns was challenged in the August 5, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 6,381 votes (85.9%),[17] and was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 General election with 10,596 votes.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rep. Joe Towns". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee General Assembly. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Joe Towns's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  3. ^ "State of Tennessee August 2, 2012 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 193. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ "State of Tennessee November 6, 2012 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 89. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  5. ^ "State of Tennessee Democratic Candidates for Tennessee House August 6, 1998". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 16. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  6. ^ "State of Tennessee, Tennessee House November 3, 1998 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 57. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  7. ^ "August 3, 2000 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 45. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ "November 7, 2000 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 62. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  9. ^ "August 1, 2002 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 60. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  10. ^ "November 5, 2002 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 61 & 62. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ "August 5, 2004 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 50 & 51. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  12. ^ "November 2, 2004 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 62. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  13. ^ "August 3, 2006 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 13. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  14. ^ "November 7, 2006 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 4. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  15. ^ "State of Tennessee August 7, 2008 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 17. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  16. ^ "State of Tennessee November 4, 2008 General Election". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 23. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "State of Tennessee August 5, 2010 Democratic Primary". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 64. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 
  18. ^ "State of Tennessee November 2, 2010 State General". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 69. Retrieved March 18, 2014. 

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