Aug. 27, 2014

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.)

  • District: 9th District, Memphis
  • Residence: Memphis
  • Born: May 24, 1949; Memphis, Tenn.
  • Religion: Jewish
  • Family: Single
  • Education: Vanderbilt U., B.A. 1971 (history); Memphis State U., J.D. 1973
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: Democratic nominee for Tenn. House, 1970; Tenn. Constitutional Convention, 1977-78 (vice president, 1977-78); Shelby County Commission, 1978-80; Shelby County General Sessions Court, 1980-80; defeated for election to Shelby County General Sessions Court, 1981; sought Democratic nomination for governor, 1994; sought Democratic nomination for U.S. House, 1996; Tenn. Senate, 1983-2006; U.S. House, 2007-present
  • Elected: Elected: 2006 (4th term)
  • Committee Assignments: Judiciary (Constitution & Civil Justice - Ranking Member; Courts, Intellectual Property & the Internet; Over-Criminalization Task Force); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Water Resources & Environment)
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State Information: 9th District, Memphis

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2012 general Steve Cohen (D) 188,422 75.1%
George Flinn (R) 59,742 23.8%
Brian Saulsberry (I) 1,448 0.6%
Gregory Joiner (I) 1,372 0.5%
Kimberlee Smith (WRI) 2  
Herbert Bass (WRI) 1  
Isaac Richmond (WRI)    
2010 general Steve Cohen (D) 99,827 74%
Charlotte Bergmann (R) 33,879 25.1%
Sandra Sullivan (I) 673 0.5%
Perry Steele (I) 528 0.4%
2008 general Steve Cohen (D) 198,798 87.8%
Jake Ford (I) 11,003 4.9%
Dewey Clark (I) 10,047 4.4%
Mary Wright (I) 6,434 2.8%
2006 general Steve Cohen (D) 103,341 59.9%
Jake Ford (I) 38,243 22.2%
Mark White (R) 31,002 18%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2012 Barack Obama: 78% Mitt Romney: 21%
2008 Barack Obama: 77% John McCain: 23%