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Rep. JoAnne Favors

D-Chattanooga
District 28 — Part of Hamilton County — Map

district address

2441 Meade Circle
Chattanooga, TN 37406

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 35 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN. 37243
Phone: (615) 741-2702
Fax: (615) 253-0351
rep.joanne.favors@capitol.tn.gov

Personal Information

  • Widowed, four children, Marva, Kimberly, Randy and Karen and six grandchildren
  • Olivet Baptist Church
  • Health Administration, Consultant and Motivational Speaker
  • RN, MS, Nursing Administration and Adult Health ; B.S.N; A.S.N.

Community Involvement

  • Gamma Theta Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, Women's Leadership Council
  • Tennessee and American Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses
  • Co-Chair, Annual Southside Family Reunion & Organizer
  • Daughters of Elks Temple #364
  • Unity Group, PUSH
  • Women in Government
  • Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise
  • Hamilton County Democratic Women's club
  • Howard High School Alumni Association
  • National Association of State Legislatures
  • Vice Chair, Hamilton County Democratic Party

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Janice Hayes

Service in Public Office

  • House member of the 104th through 108th General Assemblies
  • Member, House Health Committee
  • Member, House Insurance and Banking Committee
  • Member, House Insurance and Banking Subcommittee
  • Hamilton County commission, 1998 - 2005
  • Trustee, Erlanger Health System 1997-1999

Honors and Awards

  • Whitney Young Distinguished Service Award Farm Urban League
  • Outstanding Legislator of the Year from Tennessee Nurses Association
  • Pioneer Women of the Year 100 Black Women
  • Mary Walker Historical Association Award
  • Southside Reunion Distinguished Service Award
  • Southside and Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers Distinguished Service Award
  • Tennessee Primary Care Network-William V. Corr Award for Leadership
  • Nurse of the Year - District Four - Tennessee Nurses Association
  • Citizen of the Year - Excelsior Grand Chapter O.E. S.
  • Sounds of Unity Heritage Distinguished Service Award
  • Unbought, Unbossed Award - Girls, Inc.