Becky Duncan Massey

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Becky Duncan Massey is a Republican member of the Tennessee Senate for the sixth district, encompassing Knoxville and Knox County.[1][2][3][4][self-published source]


Early life and education[edit]

Becky Duncan Massey was born on January 2, 1955.[1] 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.[2][3][4][self-published source] Her brother is John J. (Duncan), who took up their father's district at the federal level.[2][3] Their uncle, Joe D. Duncan, is a former Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals Judge.[2] .[3][4][self-published source] She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1977.[1][4][self-published source] She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi, a women's fraternity.[1]



She served as a delegate to the 1988 Republican National Convention.[1] In November 2011, she was elected to the sixth district in the Tennessee Senate, after Republican senator Jamie Woodson resigned.[2][3] She defeated Democratic candidate Gloria Johnson with 64 percent of the vote.[3] 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..[1][2][4][5][6][7]


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.

Personal life[edit]

Massey is married to Morton Massey, a software developer, and they have two daughters, Courtney and Kristen.[1][4][self-published source] She has one granddaughter: Bailey. She attends a Presbyterian church, New Life Gathering.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "Senators - TN General Assembly". Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Natalie Neysa Alund, 'Massey sworn in as a state senator', Knoxville News Sentinel, November 20, 2011 [1]
  3. ^ a b c d e f Hays Hickman, 'Becky Duncan Massey ready to focus on state Senate agenda', Knoxville News Sentinel, November 8, 2011 [2]
  4. ^ a b c d e f Official website, about Archived 2013-01-18 at
  5. ^ "Labor of Love: Sertoma Center". WBIR. 4 September 2013. Retrieved 9 September 2015. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ 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]
  7. ^ Sertoma center Archived 2013-08-06 at the Wayback Machine.