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Senator Mark Norris

R-Collierville
District 32 — Tipton, and part of Shelby County — Map

district address

853 S. Collierville-Arlington Rd.
Collierville, TN 38017
Phone (901) 524-5279

nashville address

301 6th Avenue North
Suite 9A Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-1967
Fax (615) 253-0194
sen.mark.norris@capitol.tn.gov

Personal Information

  • Born July 9, 1955 in Akron, Ohio
  • Married with two sons
  • B.A., Political Science, Colorado College, 1977
  • J.D., University of Denver, 1980
  • Attorney, law firm of Adams and Reese LLP
  • Farmer

Community Involvement

  • Trustee, Tennessee Historical Society, 2007
  • Advisory Board, National Ornamental Metal Museum, 2001-present
  • Trustee, St. George's Schools Foundation, 2001-2004
  • West Star, Class of 1999
  • Tennessee & Shelby County Farm Bureau, 1998-present
  • Memphis Agricultural Club, 1998-present
  • Trustee, The Nature Conservancy, 1998-2007
  • Junior League Advisory Board, 1998-2000
  • Goals for Memphis, 1996-1998
  • Memphis & Shelby County Sports Authority, 1996-2000
  • Memphis Cook Convention Center, 1996-1997
  • Chairman, The MED Foundation, 1992-2004
  • Leadership Memphis, Class of 1991
  • Director, Boys and Girls Club of Memphis, 1990-1996
  • Chairman, St. George's Day School, 1993-1994; Trustee 1990-1994
  • President, Buckman Boys Club, 1993; Board Member 1985-1994
  • President, The Phoenix, Inc. 1988-1989; Member 1980-1990
  • Member, National Rifle Association
  • Member, National Association of Sportsmen Legislators
  • Tennessee Statesmen
  • Tennessee Cattlemen's Association
  • Advisory Council Member, Mississippi River Corridor - Tennessee

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 Memphis Medical Society Legislative Award
  • 2013 & 2008 National Federation of Independent Business Tennessee Guardian of Small Business Award
  • 2008 Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference Legislator of the Year Award
  • 2008 County Officials Association of Tennessee Outstanding State Senator Award
  • 2007 Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police Legislative Award
  • 2006 Tennessee Public Transportation and Safety Association Legislator of the Year
  • 2005 Tennessee Parent-Teacher Association Legislator of the Year
  • 2012, 2007, 2005 Tennessee Development District Association Legislator of the Year
  • 2004 Tennessee School Boards Association Legislator of the Year Award
  • 2002 Henry Toll Fellowship Award from the Council of State Governments
  • 2012 & 2001 Silver Good Citizenship Medal, Isaac Shelby Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
  • 2001 American Planning Association Award
  • 2000 Distinguished Service Award, Shelby County Soil Conservation District
  • 1998 Shelby County Republican Party Chairman's Award
  • 1998 Tennessee Parent-Teacher Association Honorary Lifetime Membership Award
  • 1997 Phoenix Old Timers' Award for Community Service
  • 1996 Sierra Club Award for Environmental Achievement
  • 1994 Ira Samelson Distinguished Service Award, Boys and Girls Club

Current Session

Staff Contacts

  • Tracey Vance, Executive Administrative Assistant
  • Liz Alvey
  • Alex Lewis

Service in Public Office

  • Senate member of 102nd through 108th General Assemblies
  • Senate Majority Leader, 105th General Assembly - present
  • Chair, Senate Rules Committee
  • Chair, Veterans Affairs Subcommittee
  • Member, Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
  • Member, Senate State and Local Government Committee
  • Member, Senate Calendar Committee
  • Member, Senate Ethics Committee
  • Member, Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee
  • Chair, Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations
  • Member, Tenessee Workforce Development Board
  • Member, Tennessee Technology Development Corporation Board
  • Chair, Senate Republican Caucus, 2006
  • Chair, Senate Transportation Committee, 104th General Assembly
  • Chairman, The Council of State Governments
  • Chair, Southern Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments, 2010-2011; Chair-Elect, 2009-2010; Vice Chair, 2008-2009; Member, SLC Executive Committee, 2007-present; Chair, SLC Economic Development, Transportation and Cultural Affairs Committee, 2006-2008
  • Member, Executive Committee of the Council of State Governments, 2007
  • Vice-Chair Shelby County Legislative Delegation, 2003-2007
  • Commissioner, Shelby County Board of Commissioners, 1994-2000
  • Chair, Shelby County Board of Commissioners, 1996-1997
  • Chair, Land Use, Zoning & Transportation Committee, 1999-2000
  • Chair, Conservation Committee, 1994-1996, 1997-2000
  • Chair, Memphis Metro Stormwater Steering Committee, 1997-2000
  • Chair, Education Committee, 1997-1998
  • Vice-Chair, Chickasaw Basin Authority, 1994-2000
  • Law Enforcement Committee, 1994-1996
  • Agriculture Extension Service, 1994-2000
  • Director, Tennessee County Commissioners Association, 1996-1997
  • National Association of Counties Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee, 1997-2000
  • Director, National Conference of Republican County Officials, 1999-2000