Senator Doug Overbey

District 2
R – Maryville
Blount County & Part of Sevier County

District Address
1105 N. Heritage Drive
Maryville, TN 37803

E-Mail Address
[email protected]

Nashville Address
301 6th Avenue North
Suite 306 War Memorial Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37243
Phone: (615) 741-0981

Staff Contact
Lauren Cecil

Personal Website:

Biographical Information

  • Born December 11, 1954
  • Married; three daughters
  • St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church
  • Attorney at Law
  • B.A., Carson-Newman College, Magna Cum Laude, 1976
  • J.D., University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1979
  • Graduate of the Year, Roosevelt Inn of Phi Delta Phi, University of Tennessee, College of Law, 1979
  • Order of the Coif

Public Office

  • Senate member of the 106th through 110th General Assemblies
  • House member of the 102nd through 105th General Assemblies
  • 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee
  • 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee
  • Member, Senate Health and Welfare Committee
  • Member, Joint Fiscal Review Committee
  • Chairman, Senate Ethics Committee
  • Member, Senate Rules Committee
  • Member, Council on Pensions and Insurance Committee
  • Commissioner, Blount County, Board of County Commissioners, 1989-1990
  • President, Tennessee County Commissioners Assoc. 1989-90
  • Member, Senate General Welfare Health and Human Services Committee

Community Involvement

  • Blount County Chamber of Commerce
  • United Way of Blount County
  • Kiwanis Club of Maryville
  • American, Tennessee, Knoxville and Blount County Bar Associations
  • Maryville College Board of Church Visitors
  • Member, Board of Directors of A Secret Safe Place for Newborns of Tennessee, Inc.
  • Member, Board of Directors of Blount County Chapter of the American Red Cross

Honors and Awards

  • Tennessee Silica Justice Coalition’s 2006 Award of Appreciation
  • Tennessee Physical Therapist Association’s 2006 State Legislator Award
  • Recipient of the Tennessee Hospital Assoc. 2004 Community Service Award for Public Service
  • Recipient of Tennessee Fire Service Coalition’s 2004 Life Safety Award
  • Named 2004 Outstanding State Representative by the County Officials Association of Tennessee
  • Named “Legislative Champion” for 2004 by the Tennessee Association of Retired Persons
  • Recognized by the Tennessee Association of Utility District as Legislator of the Year, 2003
  • Rotary International Foundation Scholarship 1975
  • Recepient of the Law and Liberty Award from the Knoxville Bar Association 2009
  • Tennessee Network of Community Organizations (TNCO) and National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI) Legislator of the Year 2010
  • Legislative Victory Award from Tennessee Association of Mental Health Organizations in 2008

Senator Doug Overbey