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Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn currently serves the Seventh Congressional district of Tennessee

Marsha Blackburn, a Republican, has represented the Seventh Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2002. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Bio

Born June 6, 1952 in Laurel, Mississippi, Blackburn began her political career in 1977 as a founding member of the Williamson County Young Republicans. She served as chairwoman of the Williamson County Republican Party from 1989 to 1991.

Blackburn's elective political career began in 1992, when she won the Republican nomination for the 6th District, which at the time included her home in Brentwood. She lost by 16 points to longtime congressman Bart Gordon. In 1995, she was appointed chairwoman of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment and Music Commission. She won elective office for the first time in 1998, when she was elected to the Tennessee State Senate from Williamson County. She led efforts to prevent the passage of a state income tax championed by Governor Don Sundquist.

Congressional career

The 2002 reapportionment moved Blackburn's home from the 6th District into the 7th District. After a tough primary, she easily won the general election, becoming the first Tennessee woman elected to Congress in her own right. She was unopposed for reelection in 2004.

Blackburn is a staunch conservative and received National Journal's "highest conservative voting rank for any female member of Congress and placed tenth overall in the House." She is ant-tax and pro-business. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded here the 2004 "spirit of enterprise" award, Americans for Tax Reform called Blackburn a "taxpayer hero" in 2003, The Small Business Survival Committee named her a "small business advocate" in 2003, and she scored a perfect 100 in the American Shareholders Association 2003 ranking. She also stands for "family values." The Family Research Council gave Blackburn the "true blue" award for the first half of the 108th Congress. [1]

Blackburn is considered by some to have appreciably more influence than is typical of a two-term legislator. She was selected to serve as an assistant majority whip and was named a "freshman to watch" by National Journal, while Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, called her a "rising star." [2]

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Bill Morrison to face Blackburn in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [3] Blackburn retained her seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Marsha Blackburn
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

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommitee on Capital Markets, Insurance, and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommitee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy, Trade, and Technology
  • House Committee on Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, and Science and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Transportation Security and Infrastructure Protection

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Energy and Commerce
    • Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet
    • Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
509 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2811
Fax: 202-225-3004
Web Email
Website

District Office- Clarksville:
1850 Memorial Drive
Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone: 931-503-0391
Fax: 931-503-0393

District Office- Franklin:
City Hall Mall
109 Third Avenue South, Suite 117
Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-591-5161
Fax: 615-599-2916

District Office- Memphis:
7975 Stage Hills Boulevard, Suite 1
Memphis, TN 38133
Phone: 901-382-5811
Fax: 901-373-8215

Articles and resources

Articles

Resources

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
Leadership Position:
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Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Commerce Trade and Consumer Protection, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Energy and Commerce/Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, House Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 2002
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2003
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Tennessee Senate, Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 1850 Memorial Drive, Clarksville, TN 37043
Phone: 931-503-0391 / Fax: 931-503-0393
2. City Hall Mall, 109 Third Avenue South, Suite 117, Franklin, TN 37064
Phone: 615-591-5161 / Fax: 615-599-2916
3. 7975 Stage Hills Boulevard, Suite 1, Memphis, TN 38133
Phone: 901-382-5811 / Fax: 901-373-8215




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Date of Birth: June 6, 1952


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