State Senator Becky Massey officially kicked off her re-election campaign Sunday, Nov. 10, with a family- and dog-friendly event at Lakeshore Park.


The festive kickoff included live music by the New Life Gathering Worship Band with Chris Blue, face-painting for children and treats for the dogs. Massey serves in the State Senate for the 6th District, which runs from Halls to Corryton to Carter to South Knox County to Concord.


“We wanted to have a campaign kickoff event that was informal, fun and welcoming to everyone,” Massey said. “The best way to serve constituents is to talk to them, hear their issues and get to know them and their families. It is an honor to serve Knox County in the State Senate, and I want to thank everyone for the support.”


Massey will be seeking her third full term in the State Senate. She won a special election in 2011 to fill a vacated Senate seat and was re-elected to a full term in 2012 and again in 2016. She has supported measures in the Legislature that reduce the tax burden on Tennesseans, improve roadway safety, address health care needs and is an advocate for vulnerable Tennesseans.


She is chair of the Transportation and Safety Committee and a member of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.


Massey retired in 2017 after serving for 24 years as executive director of the Sertoma Center in Knoxville. She remains active in the community and has served on boards for the Akima Club of Knoxville, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the University of Tennessee Alumni Chapter in Knoxville. Massey graduated from UT in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in business administration. She serves on the UT College of Nursing Advisory Board and is a graduate of Leadership Knoxville and Leadership Tennessee. She is a Henry Toll Fellow after completing one of the country’s premier leadership development programs for state government officials. Massey is a member of New Life Gathering Church and the Downtown Sertoma Club.


For more information about Massey’s campaign, visit The primary election for state office is Aug. 6, 2020, and the general election is Nov. 3, 2020.