About Patsy

Patsy Hazlewood is a proven, effective leader in both our state and local community.
Elected in 2014, Patsy is quickly making a positive impact on your behalf whether in the House Chamber, the Governor’s Office, the board room or back home on the ballfields and community parks. Patsy continues to work together with leaders in District 27 to serve the best interests of Lookout Valley, Soddy Daisy, Walden, Red Bank, Signal, Mowbry and Lookout Mountains and Chattanooga.

A Leader in the Capitol

As State Representative for District 27, Patsy represents this community with integrity, good sense, and efficiency. She has already been a faithful steward of both your trust and your voice, advocating legislation that will build and strengthen our economy, our education system, and our community at large. Invest your vote in someone who can effectively lead District 27 and provide the strong, conservative voice we need in Nashville. Vote for Patsy Hazlewood.

As a member of both the House Finance Committee and the Business and Utilities Committee, Patsy is applying her business experience and commitment to commonsense constitutional values to oversee Tennessee’s balanced budget and work with other state leaders in making our state a leader for business, job creation and a desirable place for families to live.

Serving on the newly formed House Ethics Committee, Patsy’s compliance practices in private business and personal attention of customer service will inform the committee’s work to hold our elected leaders to a standard of conduct deserved by Tennesseans.

In just one legislative session, Patsy has been working within her community to pass important legislation

  • with TN’s Dept of Economic & Community Development to bring funding to municipalities and communities for job training and capital improvements for businesses
  • that assists schools to address excessive testing and keep parents in control of their local schools
  • that moves some oral contraception behind the pharmacy counter for purchase without creating a new taxpayer-funded benefit or program

A Leader in Business

Because of Patsy’s successful business career, Governor Bill Haslam selected her to serve as the Regional Director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development. Patsy managed the economic development of the ten-county southeastern region for just under 3 years. She successfully developed and implemented strategy for business retention and expansion throughout our area. While overseeing the region, Patsy worked hand-in-hand with major economic development entities throughout the Southeast, including local Chambers of Commerce, city and county governments, the Southeast Development District, TVA, and other local utility suppliers.

As an organizer and founding director of CapitalMark Bank and Trust, Patsy worked with a talented team to create a successful, profitable company which was sought in a merger, now a Pinnacle Financial Partner. Prior to her work with CapitalMark, she gained more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working with AT&T and BellSouth as Assistant Vice-President for Legislative and External Affairs and in other leadership capacities. As Assistant Vice-President, Patsy worked with elected bodies and civic organizations for the support and passage of key legislation.

Having been active in a number of business organizations, Patsy also served as former president of both the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Better Business Bureau board. In recognition of her business achievements, Patsy was the second woman ever to be honored as the Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year. Additionally, in 2012 the American Lung Association named Patsy the Tennessee Woman of Distinction.

Patsy earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She also received advanced training and certification from the Strategic Professional Development program at Georgia Tech University and the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

A Leader in the Community

Patsy has been a lifelong volunteer in her community, serving as the chair and board member of various community organizations:

  • Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church, Elder & Trustee
  • United Way of Greater Chattanooga, Campaign Chair
  • Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, Board Chair
  • Board of Better Business Bureau, President
  • Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, Board Chair
  • The Enterprise Center, Board Member & Committee Chair
  • Urban League of Greater Chattanooga, President
  • Stadium Corporation, Board Member
  • Speech and Hearing Center, Vice-President
  • Tennessee Aquarium, Board Member
  • River City, Board Member
  • Siskin Children’s Institute, Board Member & StarNight Chair
  • T.C. Thompson’s Children’s Hospital Foundation, Board Member

The Chattanooga Junior League recognized Patsy’s service to the community by awarding her the club’s annual Community Service Award. Additionally in 2009, Patsy was the first woman to be elected president of the downtown Chattanooga Rotary Club in the organization’s 96-year history.

Patsy currently lives on Signal Mountain where she’s an active member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder and trustee. Patsy is doubly blessed to have her family as neighbors in her district. Her son, Ben, along with his wife Jenny, have two sons: Hudson and Sawyer who attend Thrasher Elementary School on Signal Mtn. Patsy’s step-daughter Lynda LeVan, also lives on Signal Mountain with her husband, Mike, and their two sons, who attend UTC and Signal Mtn. High School, respectively.

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