Karen Camper

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Karen Camper
Minority Leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Preceded byCraig Fitzhugh
Member of the Tennessee House of Representatives
from the 87th district
Assumed office
March 31, 2008
Preceded byGary Rowe
Personal details
Born (1958-01-15) January 15, 1958 (age 61)
Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
EducationState University of New York, Albany
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (BA)
WebsiteOfficial website
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/service United States Army
RankChief Warrant Officer

Karen D. Camper[1] (born January 15, 1958) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives representing District 87 since her special election March 31, 2008 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Gary Rowe.[2] Camper was elected on December 17, 2018 to be the Leader of the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus, the first African-American leader of a party caucus in the Tennessee General Assembly's history[3].

Education[edit]

Camper attended the University of Tennessee and earned her AS from the University at Albany, SUNY.

Elections[edit]

  • 2012 Camper was unopposed for both the August 2, 2012 Democratic Primary, winning with 4,917 votes,[4] and the November 6, 2012 General election, winning with 18,282 votes.[5]
  • 2008 Camper was challenged in the August 7, 2008 Democratic Primary, winning with 2,242 votes (66.8%),[6] and was unopposed for the November 4, 2008 General election, winning with 11,733 votes.[7]
  • 2010 Camper was challenged in the August 5, 2010 Democratic Primary, winning with 3,075 votes (75.6%),[8] and was unopposed for the November 2, 2010 General election, winning with 6,111 votes.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Karen Camper's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Rep. Karen D. Camper". Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee General Assembly. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Meet Karen Camper, the first African-American to lead Tennessee's House Democrats, The Tennesseean
  4. ^ "State of Tennessee August 2, 2012 Democratic Primary" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 195. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "State of Tennessee November 6, 2012 General Election" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 92. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  6. ^ "State of Tennessee August 7, 2008 Democratic Primary" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 18. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "State of Tennessee November 4, 2008 General Election" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 26. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  8. ^ "State of Tennessee August 5, 2010 Democratic Primary" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 66. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "State of Tennessee November 2, 2010 State General" (PDF). Nashville, Tennessee: Tennessee Secretary of State. p. 71. Retrieved March 18, 2014.

External links[edit]

Tennessee House of Representatives
Preceded by
Craig Fitzhugh
Minority Leader of the Tennessee House of Representatives
2019–present
Incumbent