Bart Gordon

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Bart Gordon previously served the 6th Congressional district of Tennessee

Barton Jennings "Bart" Gordon, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Representative for the 6th Congressional District of Tennessee, having served January 1985-2011. (map)[1]

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Bio

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.

Congressional career

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.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated David R. Davis to face Gordon in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Gordon retained his seat.

2010 elections

In 2009, Gordon announced that he would retire at the end of his term. The House seat was picked up by Republican Diane Black.[1]

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.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals

Committees and affiliations

Committees

More background data

Wikipedia also has an article on Bart Gordon. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Former contact

DC Office:
2304 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4231
Fax: 202-225-6887
Web Email
Website

District Office- Cookeville:
15 South Jefferson
Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-528-5907
Fax:

District Office- Gallatin:
100 Public Square, Room B-100
Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-451-5174
Fax:

District Office- Murfreesboro:
305 West Maple Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-896-1986
Fax:

District Office- Springfield:
101 Fifth Avenue West, Suite D
Springfield, TN 37172
Phone: 615-382-9712
Fax:

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bart Gordon profile, The Washington Post, accessed January 2011.

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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none
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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
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 6, 1984
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 1985
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
none
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 15 South Jefferson, Cookeville, TN 38501
Phone: 931-528-5907 / Fax:
2. 100 Public Square, Room B-100, Gallatin, TN 37066
Phone: 615-451-5174 / Fax:
3. 305 West Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Phone: 615-896-1986 / Fax:
4. 101 Fifth Avenue West, Suite D, Springfield, TN 37172
Phone: 615-382-9712 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: January 24, 1949