Record and controversies
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Gordon was born January 24, 1949 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. Gordon was the state chairman of the Tennessee . When Sixth District Congressman Al Gore ran for the U. S. Senate in 1984, Gordon won a hard-fought race for Gore's former seat.
Gordon is frequently described as a moderate.
Gordon was reelected by large margins until 1994, when his Republican opponent was attorney Steve Gill], a former University of Tennessee basketball player who is now a radio talk show host. Gordon only won by one percentage point, but managed to defeat Gill more handily in 1996. Gordon was re-elected by large margins in 1998 and 2000. He faced no significant opposition in 2002 and 2004, in large part because the 2002 reapportionment by the Democratic-controlled Tennessee General Assembly removed Williamson County, a large suburban area south of Nashville which is very strongly conservative and Republican, from the Sixth Congressional District and added it to the already overwhelmingly-Republican Seventh District. That district is now represented by Marsha Blackburn, a Williamson County resident who was Gordon's opponent in 1992.
Money in politics
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|Links to more campaign contribution information for Bart Gordon
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
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- Revolving door profile for Bart Gordon from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for Bart Gordon from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for Bart Gordon from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Energy and Commerce
- Subcommittee on Health
- Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
- House Committee on Science and Technology, Chair
- Subcommittee on Environment and Energy
- Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
- Subcommittee on Research and Science Education
- Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics
- Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation
More background data
District Office- Cookeville:
15 South Jefferson
Cookeville, TN 38501
District Office- Gallatin:
100 Public Square, Room B-100
Gallatin, TN 37066
District Office- Murfreesboro:
305 West Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
District Office- Springfield:
101 Fifth Avenue West, Suite D
Springfield, TN 37172
Articles and resources
Local blogs and discussion sites
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
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|Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, House Committee on Science and Technology|
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 6, 1984
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1985
November 2, 2010
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Date of Birth: January 24, 1949