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Senator Steve Cohen (TN)

Current Office: State Senator
Current District: 30
Office Seeking: U.S. Representative
District Seeking: 9
First Elected: 1982
Last Elected: 11/04/2004
Next Election: 2008
Party: Democrat

State and Local Government, Chair

Background Information
Gender: Male
Family: Single.
Birth date: 05/24/1949
Birthplace: Memphis, TN
Home City: Memphis, TN

JD, University of Memphis School Of Law, 1973
BA, Vanderbilt University, 1971.

Professional Experience:
Interim Judge, Shelby County General Sessions Court, 1980
Legal Advisor, Memphis Police Department.

Political Experience:
Senate Member, 93rd-103rd General Assemblies, 1982-present
Delegate, Democratic National Convention, 1980, 1992, 2004
Platform Committee, Democratic National Convention, 2000
Shelby County Commissioner, 1978-1980
Vice-President/Delegate, Tennessee Constitutional Convention, 1977.

Memphis Zoological Council, Memphis Zoological Society 2001-present
Board of Directors, Circuit Playhouse, Incorporated, 1977-present
Memphis Redbirds Foundation, 1998-2003
Board of Trustees, Memphis College of Art, 1988-2002
Board of Directors, Memphis Zoological Society, 1988-2000
Presidential Search Committee, University of Memphis, 2000
Football Coach Search Committee, University of Memphis, 1994
Shelby County Legislative Delegation, 1988-1990
USA/ Japan Study Mission, 1986
Shelby County Charter Commission, 1984
Interim Judge, Shelby County Court, 1980
Delegate, American Council of Young Political Leaders
Center for Southern Folklore
Memphis Alzheimer's Association
Memphis Bar Association
Memphis/Shelby County Center City Commission
Memphis/Shelby County Sports Authority
Shelby County Bar
Tennessee Holocaust Commission.

Caucuses/Non-Legislative Committees:
Executive Committee Member, National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), 1998-present
Chairman, Senate State and Local Government Committee, 1991-present
Executive Committee, Council of State Governments, 2002
Chair, Shelby County Legislative Delegation, 1988-1990
Shelby County Charter Commission, 1984
Memphis Center City Commission.

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Contact Information

Capitol EMail Address:
sen.stephen.cohen@legislature. ...
Capitol Web Address:
http://www.legislature.state.t ...

Capitol Address
8 Legislative Plaza
Nashville, TN  37243-0030
Phone: 615-741-4108

District Address
349 Kenilworth Place
Memphis, TN  38112
Phone: 901-726-6622

Campaign Address
349 Kenilworth
Memphis, TN  38112


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