House District 81


Debra Moody

Family and Personal:
Rep. Moody is married with four children and is a homemaker. She is also an assistant teacher of 8th grade girls Life Group at Bellvue Baptist Church.

She is a member of South Tipton Chamber of Commerce, NRA, GOA, TN Right to Life, Covington Chamber of Commerce, and Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.

Councils and Boards:
She is vice chair of the House Civil Justice Committee.



Representative Debra Moody (R) Dist 81, serves as Chair, Education Instruction Committee and is a member of 9 more committees in the TN House. 

Chairman Moody is one of your best members of the TN House, with a vote score of 88%, placing her #8 out of 99 members. She is 100% on education issues. She earned and A for leadership for supporting so many good bills of her own and her fellow members.

Chairman Moody showed the courage of her convictions on two corporate welfare bills. She voted no despite great pressure from lobbyists and leadership:

  • HB2609/SB2890  Cincinnati Reds 80% tax-break for Chattanooga farm team
  • HB2886/SB2901  Provides $500M for Titans to build new stadium

Chairman Moody lost points for her vote supporting HB8002/SB8002, providing $678,218,300 of taxpayer money for Ford to build an electric vehicle plant in W. TN.

Corporate welfare should be opposed in all forms. Our state government should not be giving economic advantages to any public or private entities. Leave the economics to the free market.

To her credit, Moody supported every bill that promotes the constitutional principles of education reform, medical freedom, second amendment rights, fiscal responsibility, governmental transparency, election integrity, and constitutional fidelity.

An area where we differed was two election laws which were ambiguously debated in committee:

  • HB1201/SB1005 – Changes in campaign finance giving advantage to incumbents
  • HB2067/SB2189 – Would reduce number of votes necessary to keep a minor party on ballot

TLRC gives Chairman Moody high praise and we look forward to working with her in 2023.



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Related Bills

OTC Ivermectin

Vote Result: Passed

Court decisions de novo

Vote Result: Passed

Auditable paper trail voting machines

Vote Result: Passed

No males in girls' sports

Vote Result: Passed

No government vaccine mandates

Vote Result: Passed

Election integrity

Vote Result: Passed

Protection for vaccine exemptions

Vote Result: Passed

No restrictions on church activities in emergencies

Vote Result: Passed

Provides money for the Titans to build a new stadium

Vote Result: Passed

Requires high schools to teach the virtues of capitalism

Vote Result: Passed

Redefines "obscene" to include educational material

Vote Result: Passed

Provide taxpayer money to Ford for the construction of an electric vehicle plant

Vote Result: Passed