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Rep. Johnnie Turner

District 85 — Part of Shelby County — Map

district address

752 West Levi Road
Memphis, TN 38109
Phone (901) 785-6750

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 38 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-6954
Fax (615) 253-0339
Rep. Johnnie Turner

Personal Information

  • Widow
  • One child, four grandchildren
  • Retired Educator, Civil Rights Advocate Administrator
  • Baptist
  • B.S. LeMoyne Owen College, M.Ed., Univeristy of Memphis; Post Graduate studies at the Univerity of Memphis and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville

Community Involvement

  • Board of Directors: NAACP Tennessee State Conference,
    The New Memphis Arena Building Authority (PBA), Secretary
  • Leadership Memphis
  • LeMoyne Owen National Alumni Association, Asst. Secretary
  • Founding member and past President of the Memphis Alliance of Black School Educators
  • Member: Memphis Retired Teachers Association; United Teaching Profession
  • Memphis/Shelby County Anti-Predatory Lending Coalition
  • Westwood Neighborhood Association; Advisory Board of the Memphis Juvenile Court System
  • Past Vice Chairman, Health, Educational and Housing Facility Board of Shelby County
  • Past President, Memphis Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Board of Trustees, Greater Middle Baptist Church

Current Session

Staff Contacts

Service in Public Office

  • House member 106th through 108th General Assemblies
  • Member, House Consumer and Human Resources Committee
  • Member, House Government Operations Committee
  • Member, House Consumer and Human Resources Subcommittee

Honors and Awards

  • Living Legends Award, Northeast Region of the NAACP
  • Living Legends Award, Memphis Griszzlies and the National Civil Rights Museum
  • Addie G. Owen Racial Justice Award, YWCA of Greater Memphis
  • Legends of Memphis Award for Community Involvement, National Coalition of 100 Black Women - Memphis Chapter;
  • Freedom Award for Community Service, University of Memphis Chapter of the NAACP
  • Women of Excellence Award, Tri-State Defender; Friend of Education Award – Memphis Education Association
  • Memphis “Freedom Sister” Smithsonian Institute/National Civil Rights Museum
  • Women Making a Difference Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority; Ruby R. Wharton Award for Outstanding Service in Race Relations, Mayor A C wharton
  • Steadfastness in Pursuit of Freedom and Justice, Juneteenth Freedom and Heritage Festival, Inc.
  • Women Making a Difference Award, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Kwanzaa Honoree for Community Service, Mid-South Kwanzaa Inc., Annual listing in “100 Most Influential Movers and Shakers in Memphis (1997-present), Memphis Magazine