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John Stevens

161 Court Square
Huntingdon, TN 38344
(731)307-4009

John Stevens was elected to the State Senate in 2012 and represents Obion, Weakley, Henry, Gibson, Carroll and Benton Counties in Northwest Tennessee. Sen. Stevens is the first Republican to ever represent Obion and Weakley counties in the State Senate. While in Nashville, Mr. Stevens serves on the Finance Ways and Means, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees.

Mr. Stevens is a practicing attorney with Thomas Walters, PLLC, which is a multi-state Estate Planning law firm. He is a 1992 graduate of Gallatin High School. Sen. Stevens graduated cum laude from Tennessee-Martin in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science.  He received his law degree from the University of Memphis in 2002. He worked for the Honorable Judge Don A. Ash upon graduating from law school and before going out into private practice. 

Mr. Stevens has also served on a number of Task Forces. Governor Bill Haslam appointed Sen. Stevens to the Governor’s Task Force on Sentencing and Recidivism and Mr. Stevens is currently serving on the Indigent Representation Task Force.  Mr. Stevens has also been appointed to numerous leadership programs, such as the Delta Leadership Institute Executive Academy, the Henry Toll Fellows program, and the Emerging Leaders program GOPAC.

Among Sen. Stevens honors are being named Mothers Against Drunk Driving 2016 Legislator of the Year, National Federation of Independent Business 2016 Guardian of Small Business, 2014 Champion of Commerce by the Tennessee Chambers of Commerce and Legislator of the Year in 2013 by the Tennessee Association of Assessing Officers. Additionally, Mr. Stevens was honored by the Tennessee Mental Health Care Association for his work on behalf of individuals with mental health needs. Sen. Stevens received the highest rating (96%) by the American Conservative Union, which made him the most conservative Tennessee State Senator for 2016. Sen. Stevens is 43 years old and lives in Huntingdon, Tennessee, with his wife, Elicia, and his two daughters, Lexie and Mary Kendall.  Mr. Stevens and his family are members of the First Baptist Church Huntingdon where John teaches Sunday school and coaches his daughters’ Upward basketball teams, He enjoys running, is an avid sports fan, is a lifetime learner, and occasionally spoiling a good walk by trying to golf.