Becky Duncan Massey
Early life and education
Becky Duncan Massey was born on January 2, 1955. Her father was John Duncan, Sr., Mayor of Knoxville from 1959 to 1964, and a U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district from 1965 to 1988.[self-published source] Her brother is John J. (Duncan), who took up their father's district at the federal level. Their uncle, Joe D. Duncan, is a former Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge. .[self-published source] She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1977.[self-published source] She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a women's fraternity.
She served as a delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention. In November 2011, she was elected to the sixth district in the Tennessee Senate, after Republican senator Jamie Woodson resigned. She defeated Democratic candidate Gloria Johnson with 64 percent of the vote. She was reelected in November 2012 and in November 2016.
She is the former Executive Director of the Sertoma Center, a company that provides residential and day services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Knoxville and now serves as a consultant..
Massey is Past-President of the Tennessee Community Organizations, and a board member of the Knox County Community Action Committee. She is a former board member of the Dogwood Arts Festival, Overlook Mental Health Center, and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Massey is married to Morton Massey, a software developer, and they have two daughters, Courtney and Kristen.[self-published source] She has one granddaughter: Bailey. She attends a Presbyterian church, New Life Gathering.
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- Natalie Neysa Alund, 'Massey sworn in as a state senator', Knoxville News Sentinel, November 20, 2011 
- Hays Hickman, 'Becky Duncan Massey ready to focus on state Senate agenda', Knoxville News Sentinel, November 8, 2011 
- Official website, about Archived 2013-01-18 at Archive.is
- "Labor of Love: Sertoma Center". WBIR. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Lee Ann Bowman (23 December 2013). "Residents of Labor of Love duplex to spend first Christmas in new home". WBIR. Retrieved 9 September 2015.[permanent dead link]
- Sertoma center Archived 2013-08-06 at the Wayback Machine.