Tennessee House Representative

BRENDA TURNER
D-Chattanooga
District 29 - Hamilton County

House Member Picture

District Address
3425 Audubon Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Nashville Address
208 War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243-0129
Phone (615) 741-6381
Fax (615) 741-3144
Staff Contact: Connie Murray

Biographical Information
  • Born March 14 1948, Oak Ridge TN.
  • Single
  • Saint Martin Episcopal
  • Business woman
  • B.A. University of Chattnooga
  • M.A. in Education from University of Alabama
Public Office
  • House member of the 93rd through 102nd General Assemblies
  • First Woman to be appointed deputy speaker in the Tennessee House of Representatives
  • First woman to be appointed to chair a House standing committee in the history of the Tennessee General Assembly
  • Chair of House Children and Family Affairs committee
  • Vice Chairman of Tennessee Democratic Party, 1981-84
  • Tennessee Democratic Executive Committeewoman from 11th Senatorial District
Community Involvment
  • American Lung Association Woman of Distinction, 1995
  • Named Who's Who in American Politics, 1978-79
  • Business and Professional Woman of the Year, 1984
  • Member of Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
  • American Association of University Women
  • National Association for female executives
  • Auxiliary of Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Member, Freedom Foundation Valley Forge
  • Board member, Signal Center for Exceptional Children and Adults,
    Epilepsy Foundation of Greater Chattanooga
  • Corporate board of Girls Incorporated of Chattanooga
  • Advisory board, March of Dimes
  • Advisory board member, Ronald McDonald House
  • President's Commission on Mental Retardation
  • National Association of Women Business Owners
  • Member, Governor's Interagency Coordinating Council 99:457, part H
  • Elector for 1976 U.S. Electoral College