Tennessee House Representative

District 92 - Shelby County - Midtown and Inner City Memphis;
Communities of Orange Mound, Rozelle, Bethel Grove,
Glenview, Magnolia, Copper Young and
Lamar/Parkway corridors, part of Binghampton

House Member Picture

District Address
1247 South Parkway E.
Memphis, TN 38106
Phone (901) 775-2527 or
(901) 276-4645

Nashville Address
38 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243-0192
Phone (615) 741-5625
Fax (615) 741-8752
Staff Contact: Ann E. Sharfner

Biographical Information
  • B.S. in Education and a Minor in Journalism from the University of Memphis
  • Board of Trustees and member of Greater Imani Christian Center
  • One daughter
Public Office
  • House member of the 98th through 102nd General Assemblies
  • Secretary of the House Government Operations Committee
  • Member of the Judiciary Committee
  • Chairperson of the Special House Committee on Inner City Economic Development
  • Chairperson of the Title VI Review Committee
  • Co-Chair of the Black Caucus Title VI Implementation Committee
Community Involvement
  • Member of the National Organization of Women Legislators (NOWL); Member of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislators (NOBEL); Member of the Orange Mound Concerned Citizens Coalition; Orange Mound Senior Citizens Council; Secretary/Treasurer of the Orange Mound/Bethel Grove Merchants Association; Board Member of the W.C. Handy Cultural Renaissance Theatre and Civic Center; Member of the Memphis Women's Political Caucus; Member of the Memphis Branch NAACP and former Membership Chairperson and Chairperson of the NAACP Political Action Committee; Member of Memphis 2000 and Task Force Seven Chairperson; Member of the Peoples Convention and former Rules Committee Co-Chairperson; Member of the Memphis Regional Teen Pregnancy Prevention Council; former Political Action Chairperson of the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women; former member of the Shelby County Children and Youth Committee; former member of the Shelby County Democratic Executive Committee; former member of the Legislative Task Force on Teen Pregnancy; Founder of the Metropolitan Memphis Non-Partisan Voter Education Coalition; Founder of the Juvenile Drug and Delinquency Prevention Initiative; former Corresponding Secretary for Operation PUSH Women; University of Memphis Women's Leadership Council; Memphis Chapter of the National Organization of Women in the Legislature; Board of Directors of Shelby Presidential and Vocational Services; National Organization of Women of Commitment; former member of the Shelby County Democratic Club; former Chairperson of the Democratic Solidarity Council; former Co-Chairperson of the Ward and Precinct Committee for J.O. Patterson, Jr. Mayoral Campaign; former program host at WLOK Radio; former Jesse Jackson Delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1984 and 1988; Shelby County Co-Chairperson of the former Jesse Jackson for President Campaign; former Shelby County Manager for Operation Big Vote; former Ward and Precinct Chairperson for W.W. Herenton's Mayoral Campaign; Host of "Henri E. Brooks Legislative Report" on Cable Vision Access Television; Legislative Liaison for the African American Economic Development Coalition
  • Advocate on Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act relative to Economic Public Policy and African Americans