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  Bredesen, Phil
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AffiliationDemocratic  
<-  2007-01-01  
 
NamePhil Bredesen
AddressTennessee State Capitol
Nashville, Tennessee 615.741.2001, United States
Emailphil.bredesen@state.tn.us
Website [Link]
Born November 21, 1943 (74 years)
ContributorClassical Liberal
Last ModifedBarack O-blame-a
Apr 26, 2012 04:00pm
Tags Caucasian - German - Moderate-to-Liberal - Government Reform - Health Care Reform - Jobs/Industrial Growth - Pro- gun - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Married - Presbyterian - Straight -
InfoPhil Bredesen, the 48th governor of Tennessee, has built a reputation for effective leadership in business and government. He campaigned for governor in 2002 on a platform to better manage state government, improve Tennessee?s schools and fix TennCare.

As mayor of Nashville from 1991 to 1999, Phil restored confidence in city government and charted a course that made Music City one of the best places in America to live, work and raise a family. Among numerous accomplishments, he brought the Tennessee Titans to the state, built a new local library system and drove down the city?s crime rate.

Phil?s proudest accomplishment as mayor was to infuse nearly one-half billion new dollars into the local education system?adding more than 440 new teachers, building 32 new schools and renovating 43 others. He also implemented a back-to-basics curriculum to teach students what they need to know.

Nashville saw record economic growth during Phil?s tenure and recruited high-quality jobs with major corporations such as Dell Computer Corp. and HCA Inc. He oversaw the renewal of Nashville?s downtown entertainment district, and spearheaded public-private partnerships that led to development of the new Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

Community involvement has been a central part of Phil?s life. He is a founding member of Nashville?s Table, a nonprofit group that collects overstocked and discarded food from local restaurants for the city?s homeless population, and served on the Frist Center?s board. He also founded the Land Trust for Tennessee, a non-profit organization that works to preserve open space and traditional family farms.

Phil and his wife, Andrea Conte, moved to Nashville in 1975. Doing research at the public library, he drafted a business plan in the couple?s small apartment that led to the creation of HealthAmerica Corp., a healthcare management company that eventually grew to more than 6,000 employees and traded on the New York Stock Exchange. He sold the company in 1986.

Philip Norman Bredesen grew up in Shortsville, a rural farming community in upstate New York, and earned a bachelor?s degree in physics from Harvard University. He and Andrea, have one son, Ben. Born November 21, 1943, Phil is 60 years old.



JOB APPROVAL POLLS
DateFirmApproveDisapproveDon't Know
10/07/2010-10/07/2010 Rasmussen Reports 72.00% ( 1.0) 26.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
08/09/2010-08/09/2010 Rasmussen Reports 73.00% ( 2.0) 26.00% ( 1.0) 2.00% ( 1.0)
06/15/2010-06/15/2010 Rasmussen Reports 75.00% ( 5.0) 25.00% ( 4.0) 1.00% ( 1.0)
03/22/2010-03/22/2010 Rasmussen Reports 70.00% ( 0.0) 29.00% ( 0.0) 2.00% ( 0.0)
02/06/2007-02/17/2007 Middle Tennessee State University 67.00% ( 13.0) 18.00% ( 5.0) 15.00% ( 8.0)
11/09/2006-11/11/2006 Survey USA 73.00% ( 9.0) 24.00% ( 8.0) 3.00% ( 1.0)
09/14/2006-09/17/2006 Survey USA 64.00% ( 7.0) 32.00% ( 2.0) 4.00% ( 5.0)
07/17/2006-07/19/2006 Mason-Dixon 68.00% ( 1.0) 29.00% ( 4.0) 3.00% ( 3.0)
07/14/2006-07/16/2006 Survey USA 57.00% ( 5.0) 34.00% ( 2.0) 9.00% ( 3.0)
07/05/2006-07/16/2006 University of Tennessee 65.00% ( 0.0) 22.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0)
FAVORABILITY POLLS
DateFirmFavorableUnfavorableDon't Know
06/10/2018-06/11/2018 Public Policy Polling (D) 42.00% ( 0.0) 37.00% ( 0.0) 21.00% ( 0.0)
12/13/2017-12/17/2017 WPA Research 45.00% ( 0.0) 13.00% ( 0.0) 42.00% ( 0.0)

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NEWS
Date Category Headline Article Contributor
Sep 16, 2009 09:00pm News Bredesen criticizes Obama's health care plan  Article particleman 
Mar 26, 2008 04:50am General Southern Dem warns party to avert disaster  Article Andy 
Dec 16, 2006 01:00pm News Bredesen's Christmas card depicts Muslim girl  Article Servo 
Aug 23, 2006 09:00am News Bredesen will go to Mayo Clinic for tests  Article ScottĀ³ 
Sep 03, 2005 03:00pm News Bredesen Asks Bush To Declare Federal Emergency In Tennessee  Article Servo 
Dec 22, 2004 12:00am General Governor's cards have personal touch  Article None Entered 

DISCUSSION
Importance? 7.50000 Average

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INFORMATION LINKS
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RACES
  08/02/2018 TN US Senate - D Primary ???
  11/07/2006 TN Governor Won 68.60% (+38.86%)
  08/03/2006 TN Governor - D Primary Won 88.50% (+81.31%)
  11/05/2002 TN Governor Won 50.65% (+3.05%)
  08/01/2002 TN Governor - D Primary Won 79.05% (+71.94%)
  08/03/1995 Nashville Mayor Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/08/1994 TN Governor Lost 44.67% (-9.61%)
  08/04/1994 TN Governor - D Primary Won 53.03% (+33.69%)
  08/01/1991 Nashville Mayor Won 69.80% (+43.01%)
  12/03/1987 TN District 5 - Special D Primary Lost 36.13% (-3.75%)
  09/22/1987 Nashville Mayor Lost 46.61% (-6.79%)
  11/03/1970 MA State Senate - Seventh Middlesex Lost 32.69% (-34.63%)
ENDORSEMENTS
US President - D Primaries - Jun 11, 1968 D Eugene J. McCarthy