Experience: House: District 2, 1987-Present
Home State: Tennessee
Running: President, United States, 2016
Total Raised: $291,554Coverage End: Thursday, June 30, 2016
Winning: Won with 0.00%
Write a Review


    Full Name: John 'Jimmy' J. Duncan, Jr.
    Gender: Male
    Family: Wife: Lynn; 4 Children: Tara, Whitney, John, Zane
    Birth Date: 07/21/1947
    Birth Place: Lebanon, TN
    Home City: Knoxville, TN
    Religion: Presbyterian


    JD, George Washington University School of Law, 1973
    BS, Journalism, University of Tennessee, 1969

Political Experience

    Representative, United States House of Representatives, 1988-present

Current Legislative Committees

    Oversight and Government Reform, Member
    Subcommittee on Aviation, Member
    Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs, Member
    Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, Member
    Subcommittee on National Security, Member
    Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, Member
    Subcommittee on Transportation and Public Assets, Member
    Transportation and Infrastructure, Member

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees

    Member, Congressional Caucus on Unfunded Mandates
    Member, Congressional Fire Services Caucus
    Member, Congressional Friends of Scotland Caucus
    Member, Congressional Grace Caucus
    Member, Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
    Member, Law Enforcement Caucus
    Member, Minor League Baseball Caucus
    Co-Chair, Scenic Byways Caucus

Professional Experience

    Judge, Knox County Criminal Court, 1981-1988
    Trial Judge, State of Tennessee, 1981-1988
    Captain, United States Army National Guard, 1970-1987
    Captain, United States Army Reserve, 1970-1987
    Attorney, Private Practice, Knoxville, 1973-1981

Religious, Civic, and other Memberships

    Member, American Legion
    Member, Beck Black Heritage Center
    Member, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks
    Elder, Eastminister Presbyterian Church
    Member, Girls' Club
    Member, Knoxville Union Rescue Mission
    Member, Masons
    Member, Red Cross
    Member, Scottish Rite and Shrine
    Member, Senior Citizens Home Aid Service
    Member, Sertoma Club
    Member, Sunshine Center for the Mentally Retarded
    Member, Young Men's Christian Association

Additional Information


    Super Hero Award, Citizens Against Government Waste
    The most fiscally conservative Member of the United States House, National Taxpayers Union, 2011
General Survey
Issue Title Candidate's Answers
1. Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right

Strongly Oppose
2. Stricter punishment reduces crime

3. Marijuana is a gateway drug
4. Higher taxes on the wealthy

Strongly Oppose
5. Stimulus better than market-led recovery

Strongly Oppose
6. Vouchers for school choice

Strongly Support
7. Make voter registration easier

8. Prioritize green energy

Strongly Oppose
9. Avoid foreign entanglements
10. Expand the military

11. Support & expand free trade

12. Support American Exceptionalism
13. Absolute right to gun ownership

Strongly Support
14. Expand ObamaCare

Strongly Oppose
15. Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens

Strongly Oppose
16. EPA regulations are too restrictive

17. Keep God in the public sphere

Strongly Support
18. Legally require hiring more women & minorities

Strongly Oppose
19. Comfortable with same-sex marriage

Strongly Oppose
20. Privatize Social Security

Strongly Support
Total: 241
Introduced Date Bill Number Bill Title Last Action
04/07/2017 H.R.1933 Health Care Options Act of 2017 04/07/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
04/06/2017 H.R.2016 CPI for Seniors Act of 2017 04/06/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.  (All Actions)
03/17/2017 H.R.1568 Transportation and Logistics Hiring Reform Act of 2017 03/17/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.  (All Actions)
03/02/2017 H.R.1339 Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2017 03/02/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
02/16/2017 H.R.1142 Master Sergeant Roddie Edmonds Congressional Gold Medal Act 02/16/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.  (All Actions)
02/10/2017 H.R.860 HEALTHIER Act of 2017 02/10/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/25/2017 H.Res.35 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives relating to automated external defibrillator (AED) training in the Nation's schools. 01/25/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
01/05/2017 H.R.73 Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2017 01/05/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.  (All Actions)
12/07/2016 H.R.6465 To authorize the incorporation of water quality improvement partnership programs into Federal Water Pollution Control Act NPDES permit programs, and for other purposes. 12/07/2016 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.  (All Actions)
10/19/2016 H.R.6245 Sell the VA's Hotel Act 10/19/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.  (All Actions)
09/20/2016 H.Res.877 Encouraging each State to enact legislation that increases the likelihood of survival after sudden cardiac arrest in our Nation's schools. 09/20/2016 Referred to House Energy and Commerce  (All Actions)
07/08/2016 H.Res.812 Commending the Tennessee Valley Authority on the 80th anniversary of the unified development of the Tennessee River system. 07/08/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.  (All Actions)
04/19/2016 H.R.4819 HEALTHIER Act of 2016 04/19/2016 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.  (All Actions)
04/05/2016 H.R.4863 Roddie Edmonds Congressional Gold Medal Act 04/05/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.  (All Actions)
01/19/2016 H.R.1069 Presidential Library Donation Reform Act of 2016 01/19/2016 Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 351.  (All Actions)
11/16/2015 H.R.3074 CPI for Seniors Act of 2015 11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions.  (All Actions)
04/28/2015 H.R.2044 Freedom from Government Competition Act of 2015 04/28/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  (All Actions)
03/31/2015 H.R.1120 To enhance interstate commerce by creating a National Hiring Standard for Motor Carriers. 03/31/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.  (All Actions)
02/27/2015 H.R.892 Harvest Price Subsidy Reduction Act 02/27/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management.  (All Actions)
02/06/2015 H.R.772 Safe Aviation and Flight Enhancement Act of 2015 02/06/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.  (All Actions)
Total: 3611
Date Bill Number Bill Title Result Vote
06/14/2017 H.R.2581 Verify First Act
05/22/2017 H.R.695 Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017
05/22/2017 H.R.115 Thin Blue Line Act Passed Yea
05/19/2017 H.R.2560 To amend the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act to encourage elimination of lionfish from United States waters by allowing individuals to exchange lionfish for tags authorizing fishing for certain species in addition to the number of such species otherwise authorized to be taken by such individuals, and for other purposes.
05/18/2017 H.R.2519 To require the Secretary of the Treasury to mint commemorative coins in recognition of the 100th anniversary of The American Legion.
05/18/2017 H.R.2510 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to authorize appropriations for State water pollution control revolving funds, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.2482 To extend temporarily the Federal Perkins Loan program, and for other purposes.
05/17/2017 H.R.510 Rapid DNA Act of 2017
03/30/2017 H.R.1730 Combating Anti-Semitism Act of 2017
05/05/2017 H.R.2146 Unaccompanied Alien Children Placement Transparency Act of 2017
05/01/2017 H.R.2024 End Discriminatory State Taxes for Automobile Renters Act of 2017
04/28/2017 H.R.1694 Fannie and Freddie Open Records Act of 2017 Passed Yea
04/27/2017 H.R.2187 To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to clarify the treatment of certain retirement plan contributions picked up by governmental employers.
04/27/2017 H.R.1666 To prohibit the availability of funds for activities in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and for other purposes.
04/26/2017 H.R.2120 Buses United for Safety, Regulatory Reform, and Enhanced Growth for the 21st Century Act
04/13/2017 H.J.Res.43 Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating to compliance with title X requirements by project recipients in selecting subrecipients. Passed Aye
04/05/2017 H.R.1919 Child Tax Credit Protection Act of 2017
04/05/2017 H.R.1316 Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act
04/04/2017 H.R.1771 VA GORDIAN KNOT Act
03/31/2017 H.R.1555 FAIR Act
Write your review on this candidate
Rate this candidate:
Click stars to rate