Leslie Winningham

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Leslie Winningham
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 38
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Teacher/Coordinator, Oneida Schools
Leslie Winningham (b. July 3, 1940) was a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing the 38th District.Winningham joined the Tennessee State House of Representatives in 1985.

Winningham was the Superintendent of Schools for Pickett County, Tennessee from 1968 to 1972. He then worked as a teacher for Scott County Schools from 1973 to 1982. He also worked as Assistant Principal for the Scott County Board of Education from 1978 to 1982. Winningham was a businessman from 1980 to 1990 as well. From 1982 to 1994, he was Principal of Scott County Schools. He then worked for Scott County Government as Grant Administrator/County Administrator from 1994 to 1998. He has been a teacher/Coordinator for Oneida Schools since 1998.

Winningham earned his AA from Warren Wilson College in 1961. He went on to receive her B.S. and MA from Tennessee Technological University in 1964 and 1967, respectively.

Committee assignments

Subcommittee on K-12, Chair



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Winningham ran for re-election to the 38th District seat in 2010. He was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[1] He was defeated by Republican Kelly Keisling in the general election on November 2, 2010.[2]


On Nov. 4, 2008, Winningham won re-election to the 38th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[3]

Winningham raised $20,600 for her campaign.[4]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 38 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Leslie Winningham (D) 9,480

Campaign donors


Winningham raised $20,600 in the 2008 election cycle.

His major contributors are listed below.[5]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Education Association $4,000
Tennessee Association of Realtors $2,000
Bettye K Seivers $1,500
Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association $1,000
Friends of the University of Memphis $1,000
Tennessee Highway Contractors $1,000
Tennessee Bankers association $1,000
Sharon Hughett $1,000


Winningham and his wife, Peggy, have five children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Tennessee House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by
Kelly Keisling (R)