Representative Karen Camper has served in the Tennessee Legislature in 2008 representing the 87th District. Her expertise in the legislature encompasses a variety of areas. She sits on the House Finance Ways and Means Committee, House Business and Utilities Committee, Ethics Committee, House Rules Committee, and Joint Pensions and Insurance Committee.
Representative Camper is dedicated to serving her district and is very involved in her community outside of the Tennessee Legislature. She serves as the Treasurer of the Democratic Caucus, a member of the Shelby County Delegation, a member of the Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus, a lifetime member of Black in Government, a board member of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women, and the Region IV Chair of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.
She continues to stay active in her community by being a life member of the NAACP, Vice Chair of the Tennessee Economic Council on Women, Board member of the Women’s Actions for New Directions, a fellow for CSG Toll, the President of NOBEL Women.
Prior to being a Representative in the Tennessee Legislature, she was the Chief Warrant Officer Three of the US Army. She continues to be involved in military affairs by being a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #11333 and a charter member of Women in Military Service for America.
In her personal life, she is the business owner of Key II Entertainment and is a substitute teacher in the Memphis City School System. She graduated from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and received her A.S. from the University of Albany SUNY. She has one child, Bruce, and resides in Shelby County, Tennessee.