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Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R-Tenn.)


Biography
District: 2nd District
Political Highlights: Knox County Criminal Court judge, 1981-88; U.S. House, 1988-present
Born: July 21, 1947; Lebanon, Tenn.
Residence: Knoxville
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Lynn Duncan; four children
Education: U. of Tennessee, B.S. 1969; George Washington U., J.D. 1973
Military Service: Tenn. National Guard and Army Reserve, 1970-87
Start of Service: Elected: 1988 (13th full term)
Committee Assignments: Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; National Security); Transportation & Infrastructure (Aviation; Highways & Transit; Railroads, Pipelines & Hazardous Materials)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalJohn Duncan (R) 120,85372.5
Bob Scott (D) 37,59922.6
Casey Gouge (I) 4,2222.5
Norris Dryer (GREEN) 4,0332.4
2012generalJohn Duncan (R) 196,89474.4
Troy Goodale (D) 54,52220.6
Norris Dryer (GREEN) 5,7332.2
Greg Samples (I) 4,3821.7
Brandon Stewart (I) 2,9741.1
2010generalJohn Duncan (R) 141,79681.8
Dave Hancock (D) 25,40014.7
Joseph Leinweber (I) 2,4971.4
D. H. Andrew (I) 1,9931.1
Greg Samples (I) 1,1850.7
H. Headings (I) 5090.3
2008generalJohn Duncan (R) 227,12078.1
Bob Scott (D) 63,63921.9
2006generalJohn Duncan (R) 157,09577.7
John Greene (D) 45,02522.3
2004generalJohn Duncan (R) 215,57579.1
John Greene (D) 52,15519.1
Charles Howard (X) 4,9781.8
2002generalJohn Duncan (R) 146,88779.0
John Greene (D) 37,03519.9
Joshua Williamson (I) 1,1100.6
George Njezic (I) 9400.5
2000generalJohn Duncan (R) 187,15489.3
Kevin Rowland (LIBERT) 22,30410.7
1998generalJohn Duncan (R) 90,86088.6
Robert Watson (I) 4,3724.3
Greg Samples (I) 4,3324.2
George Njezic (I) 2,9202.8
1996generalJohn Duncan (R) 150,95370.7
Stephen Smith (D) 61,02028.6
Chris Dimit (I) 1,3060.6
George Njezic (I) 2890.1
1994generalJohn Duncan (R) 128,93790.5
Randon Krieg (I) 6,8544.8
Greg Samples (I) 6,6824.7
1992generalJohn Duncan (R) 148,37772.2
Troy Goodale (D) 52,88725.7
Randon Krieg (I) 4,1342.0
1990generalJohn Duncan (R) 62,79781.0
1988generalJohn Duncan (R) 99,63156.0
Dudley Taylor (D) 77,54044.0
Roll Call Vitals

27th

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Tennessee Rep. Jim Cooper (D) is 45th.

24th

Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

1,125

Twitter Followers (@RepJohnDuncanJr)

Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.