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The Tennessee Senate is the upper house of the Tennessee General Assembly, the formal name of the Tennessee state legislature. An upper house is one of two chambers of a bicameral legislature, the other chamber being the lower house. ... The Tennessee General Assembly is the formal name of the legislature of the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 195 km 710 km 2. ... A state of the United States (U.S. state) is any one of the fifty states, four of which officially favor the term commonwealth which, along with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... A legislature is a governmental deliberative assembly with the power to adopt laws. ...


The Tennessee Senate, according to the state constitution of 1870, is composed of 33 members. They are to be elected from districts of substantially equal population. According to the constitution a county is not to be joined to a portion of another county for purposes of creating a district; this provision has been overridden by the rulings of the United States Supreme Court in Baker v. Carr (369 US 182 1962) and Reynolds v. Sims (337 U.S. 356 1964) The Tennessee constitution has been amended to allow that if these rulings are ever changed or reversed, that a referendum may be held to allow the senate districts to be drawn on a basis other than substansially equal population. In the context of the United States of America, a state constitution is the governing document of a U.S. state, comparable to the U.S. Constitution which is the governing document of the United States. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C. The Supreme Court Building, Washington, D.C., (large image) The Supreme Court of the United States, located in Washington, D.C., is the highest court (see supreme court) in the United States; that is, it has ultimate judicial authority within the United States... Holding The reapportionment of state legislative districts is not a political question, and is justiciable by the federal courts. ... 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Reynolds v. ... For the Nintendo 64 emulator, see 1964 (Emulator). ... A referendum (plural: referendums or referenda) or plebiscite is a direct vote in which an entire electorate is asked to either accept or reject a particular proposal. ...


Until 1966, Tennessee state senators served two-year terms. That year the system was changed to allow four year terms. In that year, senators in even-numbered districts were elected to two-year terms and those in odd-numbered districts were elected to four-year terms. This created a staggered system in which only half of the senate is up for election at any one time. Districts are to be sequentially and consecutively numbered; the scheme basically runs from east to west and north to south. The senate elects one of its own members as Speaker; the Speaker automatically becomes Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee. Since 1971, the office of Speaker of the Senate and Lieutenant Governor has been held by John S. Wilder of Braden. Wilder has traditionally depended on the support of both Republicans and Democrats for his support; therefore the Tennessee Senate is currently organized on a rather bi-partisan basis with members of both parties serving as committee chairs, an unusual situation in a body elected on a partisan basis. The body elected in November 2004 consists of 17 Republicans and 16 Democrats, the Republicans' first elected majority since Reconstruction; a brief majority in the 1990s was the result of two outgoing senators switching parties. It seems likely that the reconstituted body will again elect Wilder its speaker, however. 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ... The term Speaker is usually the title given to the presiding officer of a countrys lower house of parliament or congress (i. ... The Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee is the Speaker of the Tennessee State Senate and first in line in the succession to the office of Governor of Tennessee in the event of the death, resignation, or removal from office through impeachment and conviction of the Governor. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1971 calendar). ... John Shelton Wilder (born 1921) has served as Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee since 1971. ... Braden is a town located in Fayette County, Tennessee. ... The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... November 2004 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December See also: November 2004 in sports November 2004 in science Events Deaths in November • 30 Pierre Berton • 29 John Drew Barrymore • 26 Bill Alley • 24 Arthur Hailey • 23 Rafael Eitan • 18 Bobby Frank Cherry • 16 John... Reconstruction-era military districts in the South For other uses, see Reconstruction (disambiguation). ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ...


On February 3rd, 2006 State Senator Don McCleary (D-27) held a press conference where he switched his party affiliation to a republican. In his press conference he promised to give his campaign contributions back. This gave Republicans a 18-15 majority. Don McCleary ...


Make up of Tennessee Senate, 104th General Assembly

Affiliation Members
  Republican Party 18
  Democratic Party 15
 Total
33
 Government Majority
2

Officers The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

  • Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the Senate: John S. Wilder
  • Speaker Pro Tem: Micheal R. Williams
  • Democratic Leader: James F. Kyle, Jr.
  • Democratic Caucus Chairman: Joe M. Haynes
  • Republican Leader: Ron Ramsey
  • Republican Caucus Chairman: Jeff Miller

The party affiliation and district numbers of Senators are listed after their names in this list. John Shelton Wilder (born 1921) has served as Lieutenant Governor of Tennessee since 1971. ... Jeff Miller (born November 9, 1962), American politician, is a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate. ...

District Name Party
1st Steve Southerland Rep
2nd Ron Ramsey Rep
3rd Rusty Crowe Rep
4th Micheal R. Williams Rep
5th Randy McNally Rep
6th Jamie Woodson Rep
7th Tim Burchett Rep
8th Raymond Finney Rep
9th Jeff Miller Rep
10th Ward Crutchfield Dem
11th David Fowler Rep
12th Tommy Kilby Dem
13th Bill Ketron Rep
14th Jerry W. Cooper Dem
15th Charlotte Burks Dem
16th Jim Tracy Rep
17th Mae Beavers Rep
18th Diane Black Rep
19th Thelma Harper Dem
20th Joe M. Haynes Dem
21st Douglas Henry Dem
22nd Rosalind Kurita Dem
23rd Jim Bryson Rep
24th Roy Herron Dem
25th Doug Jackson Dem
26th John S. Wilder Dem
27th Don McLeary Rep
28th James F. Kyle, Jr. Dem
29th Ophelia Ford Dem
30th Stephen I. Cohen Dem
31st Curtis S. Person, Jr. Rep
32nd Mark Norris Rep
33rd Kathryn I. Bowers Dem
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