Senator Bo Watson

District 11
R – Hixson
Part of Hamilton County

District Address
P.O. Box 2059
Hixson, TN 37343
Phone (423) 488-2353

E-Mail Address
[email protected]

Nashville Address
307 War Memorial Building
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone (615) 741-3227
Fax (615) 253-0280

Staff Contact
Glenda Mayes, Chip McConkey (Research Analyst), Tres Wittum (Research Analyst)

Biographical Information

  • Born October 21, 1960
  • One child
  • Occupation: Physical Therapist – Parkridge Medical Center
  • Methodist
  • B.A. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Magna Cum Laude, Biology
  • University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences- Memphis, Physical Therapy

Public Office

  • Senate member of the 105th through 110th General Assemblies
  • Chair, Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
  • Member, Health and Welfare Committee
  • Member, Senate Commerce and Labor Committee
  • 2nd Vice-Chair, Senate Rules Committee
  • Member, Council on Pensions and Insurance
  • House member of the 104th General Assembly
  • Co-Chairman House Republican Caucus Bill Review 104th General Assembly

Community Involvement

  • Sunday School Teacher, Hardin Class
  • Wesley Center – UTC, Past Board Member
  • Baylor School Alumni Association, Board Member
  • Baylor School Board of Trustees
  • Junior Achievement, Orchard Knob Elementary School
  • Pachyderm Club
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Past Board Member
  • University of Tennessee National Alumni Association, Past Board Member
  • American Heart Association Volunteer

Honors and Awards

  • 2006 Legislator of the Year – Southeast Tennessee Development District
  • 2006 Legislator of the Year – American Physical Therapy Association


Senator Bo Watson