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Rep. Jimmy Eldridge

R-Jackson
District 73 — Part of Madison County — Map

district address

29 Emerald Lake Drive
Jackson, TN 38305

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 208 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-7475
Fax (615) 253-0373
rep.jimmy.eldridge@capitol.tn.gov

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Personal Information

  • Born April 1, 1948 in Madison County
  • Son of Air Force Colonel William W. and Ella Frances Eldridge (mother formerly from Bemis)
  • Married with two children
  • Insurance Agent, Businessman, Farm Owner
  • Evangelical Christian, Former Deacon
  • B.S., Chemistry and Biology, Lambuth University
  • Graduate Studies, University of Memphis

Community Involvement

  • 2011 Appointed to the TN Workforce Development Board
  • Lifetime member of the NRA
  • Board of Directors for Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 12 years – Chairman, 2 years
  • Local businessman and former owner of Allison-Eldridge Insurance Group, Inc.
  • Member of the Insurers of Tennessee and the State Association of Professional Insurance Agents of Tennessee - former member of the Government and Industry Affairs Committee, former local president and member of the State Board of Directors
  • Member of the Jackson Rotary Club, since 1977- Paul Harris Fellow, Senior Active and former Board Member
  • Served as Chairman of the Finance Committee to build Madison County Fire Station #10
  • Board Member, Jackson Symphony, since 1993– member of finance committee
  • Citizens' Advisory Committee for Madison County Sheriff's Department
  • Member of the Jackson-Madison County Chamber of Commerce – Member of the Governmental Affairs Committee
  • Previous Chairman, Madison County Republican Party, (1998-2000)
  • Re-elected for second term to the Madison County Commission (Aug. 1, 2002) - currently serving on 8 committees, Chairman of Insurance Committee
  • Partner in Education (PIE) with the Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Current Advisory Board Member of Bancorp South
  • Member of the National Rifle Association (NRA), supports Second Amendment Rights.
  • Member, The Chamber, Jackson
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Former Board Member, West Tennessee Boy Scouts of America
  • Support The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) organization.
  • Member, American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
  • Member, Emmaus Community, a Christian organization
  • Member, Pinson Ruritan Club.
  • Member, National Association of Sportsmen Legislators
  • Member, American Legislative Exchange Council
  • Member, National Council of State Legislators

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Nathan Whitt

Service in Public Office

  • House member of the 103rd through 109th General Assemblies
  • Chair, House Consumer & Human Resources Committee
  • Member, Local Government Committee
  • Member, House Calendar & Rules Committee
  • Member, House Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee
  • Republican Caucus Vice Chair 104th through 105th General Assemblies
  • Assistant Minority Floor Leader for the 103rd General Assembly

Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Southwest TN Development District Legislator of the Year
  • 2012 NFIB Guardian of Small Business Award
  • 2011, Man of the Year, Tennessee Men's Health Network's (TMHN)
  • 2009 United Way Legislator of the Year
  • 2007, Jackson Affordable Housing, Jo Helen Imani Award
  • 2005, Legislator of the Year, Tennessee Development District Association
  • Paul Harris Fellow
  • 2004, Southwest Tennessee Development District Legislator of the Year