Eric Stewart (politician)
|Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 14th district
|Preceded by||Steve Roller|
|Succeeded by||Janice Bowling|
December 6, 1971 |
Franklin County, Tennessee
|Residence||Franklin County, Tennessee|
|Alma mater||Austin Peay State University|
Eric Stewart (born December 6, 1971) is a Democratic party politician in Tennessee, who once represented the 14th District as State Senator from 2008 to 2012. His district included all or parts of Bledsoe, Coffee, Franklin, Grundy, Sequatchie, Van Buren and Warren counties. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Stewart served as a Franklin County commissioner. After redistricting in 2012, his district was renumbered District 16 and lost Bledsoe County but added Marion. He opted to not run for re-election in 2012 in the newly drawn district and instead mounted an unsuccessful run in Tennessee's 4th congressional district, which includes almost all of his state senate district. He lost to Republican incumbent Scott DesJarlais.
2012 Congressional campaign
On November 17, 2011, Stewart announced his candidacy for Tennessee's 4th congressional district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He won the Democratic primary election, but lost to incumbent Republican Scott DesJarlais.
- "Steve Roller". TN.gov. Tennessee Senate. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
- "Tennessee General Assembly: Eric Stewart". Tennessee General Assembly. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- "Senator Eric Stewart (TN)". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- "VoteStewart.com". Stewart for State Senate. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
- Senator Eric Stewart - District 14 official State Senate website
- Eric Stewart for U.S. House of Representatives official campaign website
- Profile at Project Vote Smart
- Financial information (federal office) at the Federal Election Commission
- Campaign finance at OpenSecrets.org
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