Representative Johnnie Turner

District 85
Part of Shelby County
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Contact Information

Nashville Address

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

District Address

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

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  • Personal Info
  • Committees
  • Community Involvement
  • Honors & Awards
    • 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
    • House member 106th through 109th General Assemblies
    • Board of Directors: NAACP Tennessee State Conference
    • The New Memphis Arena Building Authority (PBA)
    • Leadership Memphis
    • LeMoyne Owen National Alumni Association, 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
    • Women in Government, Council of State Government
    • 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
    • Legislator of the Year Award, The Arc Mid-South, 2014
    • The Tennessee Truth Teller Award, Tennesseans for Fair Taxation, 2010