Veteran Tenn. House Speaker re-elected

Veteran Tenn. House Speaker re-elected

November 3, 2004

NASHVILLE (WATE and AP) -- Veteran Tennessee House Speaker Jimmy Naifeh turned back a re-election challenge. He won 58 percent of the vote over Jesse Cannon with 80 percent of the ballots counted.

Naifeh, from Covington, has been in the Legislature since 1974 and speaker since 1991. He's supported a state income tax, an initiative that failed.

Locally, Parkey Strader took the District 14 seat vacated by H.E. Bittle. Strader took 64 percent of the vote over challengers Chris Oldham, Keith Downen and Kyle Phillips.

District 18 was another seat vacated by an incumbent. Steve Buttery held that office but chose not to run for re-election. Stacey Campfield won with 65 percent of the vote over Michael Carroll.

Portions of this report copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.

TN General Election
State House District 5
31 of 31 (100%) Precincts Reporting
David Hawk1369768%
Don Alexander655732%

TN General Election
State House District 10
18 of 18 (100%) Precincts Reporting
John Litz1173754%
Nina Fullington1012446%

TN General Election
State House District 18
34 of 34 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Eddie Yokley1064250%
Charlotte Leibrock1046049%
Jimmie Frank Hill3181%

TN General Election
State House District 13
24 of 24 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Harry Tindell1117755%
Randall Parker911645%

TN General Election
State House District 14
10 of 10 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Parkey Strader2232764%
Chris Oldham1147533%
Keith Downen8712%
Kyle Phillips4441%

TN General Election
State House District 15
20 of 20 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Joe Armstrong1253387%
Umoja O.N. Abdul-Ahad186513%

TN General Election
State House District 17
11 of 22 (50%) Precincts Reporting
Frank Nicely1095061%
Hank Barnett705339%

TN General Election
State House District 18
16 of 16 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Stacey Campfield1745765%
Michael Carroll925135%

TN General Election
State House District 21
19 of 19 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Russell Johnson2006686%
Stewart Paul Rogers329714%

TN General Election
State House District 25
45 of 45 (100%) Precincts Reporting
Eric H. Swafford1438456%
J.H. Graham III1143744%

TN General Election
State House District 35
11 of 37 (30%) Precincts Reporting
Dennis 'Coach' Roach710864%
Bill Howerton398236%

TN General Election
State House District 36
32 of 32 (100%) Precincts Reporting
William Baird1043355%
Trever Warwick849145%

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