Jeanne Richardson

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Jeanne Richardson
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Tennessee House Of Representatives District 89
In office
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sMemphis State University, 1971
Master'sMemphis State University, 1980
Date of birthSeptember 13, 1949
Place of birthMemphis, TN
Jeanne Richardson (b. September 13, 1949) is a former Democratic member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 89 from 2007 to 2012. Richardson was first elected in a special election to the 89th District of the Tennessee State House of Representatives in 2007.


Richardson has been a Consultant since 2001. Previously she was Managing Director of XMI Memphis.

Richardson's experience in the mental health care field has been as a Welfare Worker/Protection Services Worker for the Tennessee Department of Human Services from 1972 to 1973; a Mental Health Worker from 1973 to 1974 for Northeast Community Mental Health Center; and as an Inpatient Supervisor from 1974 to 1974.

Richardson has held management positions in the mental health care field at the Northeast Community Mental Health Center as Coordinator of Psychiatric Services from 1975 to 1977; and as Coordinator of Community Services from 1977 to 1982. In addition, she was Director of Planning and Development/Director of Administration Services/Executive Director for the Midtown Mental Health Center, Incorporated from 1982 to 1997.

Richardson earned an M.P.A. in Health Services Administration from Memphis State University in 1980. After receiving a B.A. in Social Work from Memphis State University in 1971, Richardson attended Human Behavior and Research studies at the University of Tennessee School of Social Work in 1977. She is currently attending Health Services Research-Outcomes studies at Saint Louis University.

Committee assignments


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


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

Subcommittee on Consumer Affairs
Subcommittee on Family Justice, Vice Chair
Subcommittee on Public Health and Family Assistance, Vice Chair



See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2012

Richardson ran in the 2012 election for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 90. Richardson and Ian L. Randolph were defeated by incumbent John J. Deberry, Jr. in the August 2 primary election.[1][2]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 90 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJohn DeBerry, Jr. Incumbent 59.7% 4,084
Jeanne Richardson Incumbent 31.1% 2,125
Ian Randolph 9.2% 629
Total Votes 6,838


See also: Tennessee House of Representatives elections, 2010

Richardson ran for re-election to the 89th District seat in 2010. She was unopposed in the August 5 primary.[3] She defeated Republican Clay Shelton in the general election on November 2, 2010.[4]


On Nov. 4, 2008, Richardson won re-election to the 89th District Seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives.[5]

Richardson raised $8,275 for her campaign.[6]

Tennessee House of Representatives, District 89 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Jeanne Richardson (D) 11,219

Campaign donors


In 2010, Richardson received $45,496 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]


Richardson raised $8,275 in the 2008 election cycle.

Her major contributors are listed below.[8]

Donor Amount
Tennessee Society of Anesthesiologists $750
Service Employees Local 205 $500
Tennessee Dental Association $500
Tennessee Bankers Association $500
West View $500
Tennessee Education Association $500
American Institute of Architects Tennessee $500
Tennessee Medical Association $500


Richardson is single and has three children.

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Preceded by
Tennessee House of Representatives District 89
Succeeded by
John J. Deberry, Jr. (D)