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Senator Charlotte Burks

D-Monterey
District 15 — Cumberland, Jackson, Overton, Bledsoe, Putnam, and White Counties — Map

district address

18131 Crossville Highway
Monterey, TN 38574
Phone (931) 839-3392

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 304 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-3978
Fax (615) 253-0381
sen.charlotte.burks@capitol.tn.gov

Personal Information

  • Born on October 3, 1942, Gainesboro, Tennessee
  • Widow of former Senator Tommy Burks
  • Three daughters, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandson
  • Farmer
  • Member, Sycamore Church of Christ in Cookeville

Community Involvement

  • Elected to serve on the Domestic Violence State Coordinating Council
  • Appointed to serve on the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Board for Putnam County and the Creating Homes Initiative Task Force
  • Serves as the Vice Chair for the Upper Cumberland Region for the Tennessee Tourism Caucus Leadership committee for the Tennessee Tourism Roundtable
  • 2002 - 2003 Chair, Tennessee Victims of Crime State Coordinating Council

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Jennifer Murphy

Service in Public Office

  • Senate member of the 101st through 108th General Assemblies
  • 1st Vice Chair, Senate Ethics Committee
  • 2nd Vice Chair, Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
  • Member, Senate Education Committee
  • Member, Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee

Awards

  • 2009 - Legislator of the Year, Upper Cumberland Development District
  • 2008 - Nashville Coalition Against Domestic Violence Award
  • 2007 - Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Association for Marriage & Family Therapists
  • 2007 - Legislator of the Year, NAMI
  • 2005 - TVATA Outstanding Cooperation Award
  • 2005 - Outstanding State Senator, County Officials Association of Tennessee
  • 2005 - Legislator of the Year, Tenessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • 2004 - Friend of the Family Award, Tennessee Home Education Association
  • 2003 - Honorary State FFA Degree
  • 2003 - Recognition from the U.S. Attorney General, Foundation for Improvement of Justice
  • 2002 - Friends of 4-H Award
  • 2002 - Putnam County Honorary Chair, March of Dimes
  • 2002 - Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Assoc. Of Human Resource Agencies
  • 2002 - Award for Service to Tennessee Children and Families, Childhelp USAv
  • 2001 - Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • 2000 - Tommy Burks Award as an Advocate for K-12 Students, Tennessee Organization of School Superintendents
  • 2000 - Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • 2000 - Legislator of the Year, Upper Cumberland Development District
  • 1999 - Legislator of the Year, Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency