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]


Becky Duncan Massey was born on January 2, 1955.[1] Her father was John Duncan, Sr., Mayor of Knoxville from 1954 to 1964, and a U.S. Representative for Tennessee's 2nd congressional district from 1965 to 1988.[2][3][4] Her brother is Jimmy 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] Her nephew, John Duncan III, is a Knox County Trustee.[3][4] She received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville in 1977.[1][4] 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 Glorida Johnson with 64 percent of the vote.[3]

She serves as Executive Director of the Sertoma Center to treat patients with mental disorders in Knoxville.[1][2][4][5] She is also the President of the Tennessee Community Organizations, and a board member of the Overlook Mental Health Center. She is a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters.[1] She also served as an Adjunct Professor at Walters State Community College, where she taught a Money and Banking course.[4] She attends a Presbyterian church.[1]

She is married to Morton Massey, a software developer, and they have two daughters, Courtney and Kristen.[1][4]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Senate biography
  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 g Official website, about
  5. ^ Sertoma center