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Ron Travis (born 1954) is an American politician.[2][3][4][self-published source] He serves as a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives for the 31st district, encompassing parts of Bledsoe, Roane, Sequatchie and Rhea Counties.[2] He was last elected November 6, 2018 and he has been in office for 7 years. His term ends in 2020.[5]


Early lifeEdit

He was born on November 3, 1954.[2] He attended Tennessee State University, but did not graduate.[3]


He formerly owned an insurance agency with Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company with five branches in East Tennessee.[2][3]

Since 2012, he has served as State Representative for the 31st district of Tennessee, replacing Jim Cobb.[2] He is a member of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, the House Insurance and Banking Committee, and the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Subcommittee.[2] His community involvement is also unreal! He is the house member of the 108th through 111th General Assemblies, member of Downtown Dayton Association, Pikeville, Dayton, Dunlap, and Roane County Chamber of Commerce, Emmaus Community, Executive Board Southeast Tennessee Rural Planning Organization, and the Board of Directors National Association of Christian Athletes. [6]

He opposes school vouchers.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

He is married to his wife Laura. They have two daughters, Rachel Travis and Jessica (Ben) Shannon. Laura and Ron have four grandchildren. Alley Jo Shannon, Becham Colby Shannon, Finley Scout Shannon and Hadley Jane Travis. [6]

His home city is Dayton Tennessee. [7] He is a Methodist and attends First United Methodist Church in Dayton. [8]

Rewards and HonorsEdit

As of 2017, he had earned the following:

  • Tennessee Development District Association Legislator of the Year 2017
  • Nationwide Insurance President's and Champion's conference qualifier multiple years
  • Life Underwriter's Training Council Fellow (LUTCF)
  • Tennessee Men's Health - Outstanding Legislative Leadership Award 2014
  • Tennessee Development District Association - Legislator of the Year Award 2014
  • Tennessee Chamber of Commerce Champion of Commerce Award 2014[6]

2018 ElectionEdit

General election for Tennessee House of Representatives District 31Edit
Candidate % Votes
Ron Travis (R)


Dean Sparks (D)




2016 ElectionEdit

[hide]Tennessee House of Representatives, District 31 Republican Primary, 2016
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
    Republican Ron Travis Incumbent 85.50% 3,899
    Republican June Griffin 14.50% 661
Total Votes 4,560

Contact Information[10]Edit

(615) 741-1450

Office Address:

636 CHB

Nashville, TN 37243

  1. ^ "Representatives - TN General Assembly". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Tennessee House of Representatives
  3. ^ a b c d Andy Sher, Tennessee House District 31 race bitter to the end, Chattanooga Times Free Press, August 1st, 2012
  4. ^ Campaign website
  5. ^ a b "Ron Travis". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  6. ^ a b c "Representatives - TN General Assembly". Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  7. ^ "The Voter's Self Defense System". Vote Smart. Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  8. ^ "Ron Travis Representative TN 31st District". Retrieved 2019-07-26.
  9. ^ "Ron Travis". Ballotpedia. Retrieved 2019-07-10.
  10. ^ "Tennessee Rep. Ron Travis (R) | TrackBill". Retrieved 2019-07-12.