Carol Chumney

Carol Chumney DEMDemocrat

American politician

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Carol ChumneyDEMDemocrat American politician
61
Years of Age
8
Years of Experience
TNResidence (state)

Carolyn Jean Chumney (born February 13, 1961) is an American lawyer and politician from the U.S. state of Tennessee. She served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1991 to 2003 and represented the fifth district (East Memphis and Midtown) on the Memphis, Tennessee City Council from 2004 to 2007. Chumney came in second place in the Democratic primary for Shelby County mayor in 2002 and within 7 points of being elected the first woman Memphis mayor in 2007. Chumney is a leading attorney taking the fight for election security to the U.S. Supreme Court and Congress. She is also the author of "The Arena: One Woman's Story" [Lady Justice Publishing 2021].

Education4 - 4 of 2
University of Memphis School of Law
JD
1986
University of Memphis
BA History and Economics
1983
Past Positions1 - 4 of 4
Representative
Tennessee State House
1990 - 2003
Resigned to become a member of the Memphis City Council
2003
House Majority Whip
1994 - 1998
Attorney
Partner with Glankler Brown law firm, present
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Alumni Council Member
University of Memphis.
Board
Memphis Youth Symphony
Board Member
National Ornamental Metalworks Museum
Experience
Tennessee Bar Association
Experience
American Bar Association
Experience
Federal Bar Association
Experience
Shelby County Democratic Women
Experience
Memphis-Shelby County Bar Association
Memphis Zoological Society
Board
Experience
Women's Legislative Caucus