Antonio Parkinson

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Antonio Parkinson
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 98
In office
March 8, 2011-Present
Term ends
November 4, 2014
Years in position 4
Base salary$19,009/year
Per diem$173/legislative day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedMarch 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Marine Corps
ProfessionFirefighter/Lieutenant, Shelby County Fire Department
Office website
Antonio Parkinson is a Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 98. He was first elected to the chamber during a special election on March 8, 2011.


Parkinson is a firefighter with the Shelby County Fire Department. He served in the United States Marine Corps during Operation Desert Storm.

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Parkinson served on the following committees:

Tennessee Committee Assignments, 2013
Calendar and Rules
Criminal Justice
Local Government


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Parkinson served on these committees:



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Parkinson ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 98. Parkinson was unopposed in the August 2 primary election. Independent candidate Artie Smith also filed. He was unchallenged in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[1][2]


See also: Tennessee state legislative special elections, 2011

Parkinson was elected to District 98 on March 8, 2011. He defeated Democrats Stephanie Gatewood, Brenda Oats-Williams and Jannie Foster in the January, 2011 primary. Since there were no Republicans running, he was unopposed in the special general election on March 8, 2011. Parkinson replaced former Representative Ulysses Jones, Jr. who died after being re-elected in the November 2, 2010 general election. [3][4]

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Parkinson is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Parkinson raised a total of $38,588 during that time period. This information was last updated on July 12, 2013.[5]

Antonio Parkinson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Tennessee State House, District 98 Won $25,383
2011 Tennessee State House, District 98 Won $13,205
Grand Total Raised $38,588


Parkinson won re-election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Parkinson raised a total of $25,383.

2011 special election

Parkinson won election to the Tennessee House of Representatives in 2011. During that election cycle, Parkinson raised a total of $13,205.


Parkinson currently resides in Memphis, Tennessee.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ulysses Jones, Jr.
Tennessee House of Representatives District 98
Succeeded by