JoAnne Favors

JoAnne Favors DEMDemocrat

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JoAnne FavorsDEMDemocrat American politician
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JoAnne Favors (born August 27, 1942) is an American politician and a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 28th district, which is composed of part of Hamilton County. She has served as a state representative since she was first elected in November 2004. From 1998 to 2005, she had been a member of the Hamilton County Commission.She is the Secretary of the House Health and Human Resources Committee. She is a member of the Children and Family Affairs Committee, the Commerce Committee, the Health and Human Resources Committee, the Domestic Relations Subcommittee, the Small Business Subcommittee, the Professional Occupations Subcommittee, and the Public Health and Family Assistance Subcommittee. JoAnne Favors works in health administration, as a consultant, and as a motivational speaker. She possesses a Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration and Adult Health, a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, and an associate's degree in nursing. Favors was re-elected in the November 2010 election. She faced no Republican opposition.

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Education6 - 6 of 4
Andrews University
MS Nursing and Adult Health
University of the State of New York
BS Nursing
Cleveland State Community College
AS Nursing
LP Nursing
Past Positions1 - 8 of 8
Minority Whip
Tennessee State House of Representatives
2015 - 2019
Tennessee State House of Representatives
2004 - 2019
Former Assistant Majority Whip
Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Minority Caucus Vice Chair
Tennessee State House of Representatives
Executive Director
Southside and Dodson Avenue Community Health Centers
1999 - 2004
Associate Professor of Nursing
Chattanooga State Community College
1988 - 1999
Nurse Manager
Erlanger Medical Center
1979 - 1999
Staff Nurse
Nurse Clinician, Erlanger Medical Center
1966 - 1979
Other Experience1 - 28 of 28
Board Member
Erlanger Medical Center
1997 - 1999
Tennessee Nurses Association District 4
1997 - 1998
Women in Government
Tennessee Nurses Association
Hamilton County Democratic Women's Club
American Nurses Association
Annual Southside Family Reunion Organizer
Southside Family Reunion
Former Member
Multicultural Chamber of Commerce Board
Tennessee Intergenerational Political Network
Workforce Development
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society for Nurses
Elks Springmeade Neighborhood Association
National Association of State Legislatures
Chattanooga Neighborhood Enterprise
Daughters of Elks Temple 364
Gamma Theta Sigma Chapter, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated
Howard High School Alumni Association
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
People United to Save Humanity
Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church
Women's Leadership Council
Hamilton County Commission
1998 - 2005
Former Member
Insurance and Banking Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Business and Utilities Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Health Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Rules Committee, Tennessee State House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health, Tennessee State House of Representatives