Tony Norman was first elected to the Knox County Commission in August 2006. He is currently serving his second term as Commissioner of the Third District, having been elected without opposition in the 2010 election.
Tony retired after a 30 year career in teaching within the Knox County School system. He taught at Farragut High for 19 years before transferring to West in 1996, where he taught biology and ecology.
Mr. Norman has received the Excellence in Education award given by the Knoxville News-Sentinel. He also received the Knoxville News-Sentinel Environmental Achievement Award for the work he and his students did on the greenway adjacent to West High. He has been a summer intern for several years with the Oak Ridge Associated University. While working at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory he prepared the Technical Manuscript ESD #4524 which was for Biological Monitoring and Abatement. He was also the laboratory science teacher professional development program appointee for 2004-2006.
Tony is involved in the TVA Water Quality Monitoring Network and has received the organization's Teacher of the Year award. He also works with the Izaak Walton League Adopt-a-Stream program, University of Tennessee Water Resources Research Program, Americorp, and Ijams Nature Center.
Mr. Norman coached tennis at Farragut and West for a total of 23 years. He received several Coach-of-the-Year awards and had many students that received college scholarships to play tennis. Several of his players played professional tennis. Tony was actively involved in the West High Athletic Council, which helped raise money for the athletics at West.