Jamie Woodson

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Jamie Woodson
Jamie Woodson.jpg
Tennessee State Senate District 6
Former officeholder
In office
2005 - 2011
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sUniversity of Tennessee, Knoxville
J.D.University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Date of birthMarch 6, 1972
Office website
Jamie Woodson was a Republican member of the Tennessee State Senate. She represented the 6th District and served as the Speaker Pro Tempore[1]. Woodson served in the Tennessee Senate from 2005 to 2011. She served in the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1998 to 2004.

Woodson resigned in 2011 to take a job with SCORE, an education-related nonprofit organization.[2][3]

Woodson graduated with her Bachelor's and Juris Doctorate degrees from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville.

Committee assignments


Woodson formerly served on these committees:

Ethics, Chair


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Woodson served on these committees:

District 6

Woodson represented Tennessee Senate District 6. District 6 includes a majority of Knox County.



On Nov. 4, 2008, Woodson won re-election to the 6th District Seat in the Tennessee State Senate, defeating opponent Gary Farmer (D).[4]

Woodson raised $307,635 for her campaign while Farmer raised $4,482.[5]

Tennessee State Senate, District 6 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jamie Woodson (R) 58,384
Gary Farmer (D) 26,177

Campaign donors


Woodson raised $307,635 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[6]

Donor Amount
Senate Republican Caucus of Tennessee $40,000
Tennessee Association of Realtors $7,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $4,750
Tennessee Medical Association $3,500
National Healthcare Corp. $3,000
Tennessee Bankers Association $3,000
Tennessee Education Association $3,000
Tennessee Healthcare Association $3,000



Woodson sponsored a major public charter school legislation, approved by the State Senate in mid-May 2011. The bill aims to promote the growth of high quality public charter schools in Tennessee.

The bill was one of three education reform measures proposed by Gov. Bill Haslam to improve student achievement by giving students the resources and opportunities they need to succeed in an increasingly competitive global economy.

“Public charter schools are a critical tool to improve public education and provide every child in Tennessee the opportunity to receive a great education,” said Speaker Woodson. “This bill creates an environment that promotes the growth of high quality charter schools, allows districts access to innovative tools to address their unique challenges, and gives many more parents the option of sending their child to a school that better suits his or her needs.”[7]


Jamie is married to Bill Woodson, Jr. They have three children and reside in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ben Atchley
Tennessee Senate District 6
2005-July 1, 2011
Succeeded by
Sue Atchley