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  Blackburn, Marsha
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AffiliationRepublican  
<-  2011-01-01  
 
NameMarsha Blackburn
Address6103 Murry Lane
Brentwood, Tennessee 37027, United States
EmailNone
Website [Link]
Born June 06, 1952 (65 years)
ContributorWishful Thinking
Last ModifedRBH
Nov 03, 2017 07:16pm
Tags Married - Presbyterian -
InfoCongressman Marsha Blackburn was elected to serve Tennessee's 7th Congressional District in 2002. One of only a few newly-elected congressmen selected to serve as an assistant whip on the majority whip team, Blackburn was also one of two new members named a "freshman to watch" by National Journal.

A graduate of Mississippi State University and a small business owner, Blackburn has been actively involved in Tennessee grassroots politics and civic organizations for more than 25 years.

In 1995, Blackburn was appointed Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission. Under her leadership the commission both reduced its budget and broadened its mission to include interactive technology.

Blackburn was elected State Senator in 1998, becoming the first woman to represent Tennessee's 23rd Senate District. She served as minority whip in the 101st General Assembly and served on the General Welfare, Health and Human Services, Judiciary, and Transportation Committees.

While in the State Senate, Blackburn amassed an impressive legislative record. She led the successful fight against imposition of a Tennessee state income tax and gained national attention as an anti-tax crusader. Blackburn sponsored legislation to protect the Second Amendment, keep quality childcare affordable, and began work to eliminate a loophole that had allowed illegal aliens to acquire valid Tennessee driver's licenses.

In 2002, the voters sent Blackburn to Washington with her message of protecting personal freedoms and taxpayer dollars. In a seven-person primary Blackburn won more than 40 percent of the vote and in November she was elected with 71 percent of the vote.

As a member of the Judiciary, Government Reform, and Education and the Workforce Committees, Blackburn is well positioned to impact legislation important to Tennesseans. During the 108th Congress, Blackburn will also serve as vice chairman of the Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Efficiency.

Blackburn was born on June 6, 1952. Marsha and Chuck Blackburn have been married for twenty-eight years. They have two children, Mary Morgan Ketchel, 25, and Chad Blackburn, 22.



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Oct 29, 2012 02:00pm News Congresswoman Accuses Obama Of ‘Harming’ Auto Company That Went Defunct In 1988  Article RBH 
Jul 24, 2009 10:35am General "About New Orleans:" Rep. Blackburn gets her due, moving to New Orleans, fried chicken's secret ingredient and more  Article Brandonius Maximus 
Sep 19, 2008 09:00am News [U.S. Rep. Marsha] Blackburn criticizes government bailouts  Article Servo 
Apr 16, 2008 09:55am Scandal [U.S. Rep. Marsha] Blackburn campaign admits finance glitch  Article Servo 
Oct 18, 2007 11:00am Opinion Let Their SCHIP Sink [Rep. Marsha Blackburn]  Article Servo 
Mar 06, 2007 10:00am News Bill would block credit cards for illegals  Article Servo 

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RACES
  08/02/2018 TN US Senate - R Primary ???
  11/08/2016 TN District 07 Won 72.22% (+48.71%)
  08/04/2016 TN District 07 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  10/28/2015 US House Speaker - R Conference Vote Lost 0.41% (-81.22%)
  11/04/2014 TN District 7 Won 70.00% (+43.22%)
  11/06/2012 TN - District 07 Won 71.02% (+47.05%)
  11/02/2010 TN - District 07 Won 72.37% (+47.62%)
  08/05/2010 TN - District 07 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/2008 TN - District 07 Won 68.59% (+37.18%)
  08/07/2008 TN District 7 - R Primary Won 61.97% (+23.94%)
  11/17/2006 US House Republican Conference Chair Lost 0.00% (-52.36%)
  11/07/2006 TN - District 07 Won 66.05% (+34.23%)
  08/03/2006 TN - District 07 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/02/2004 TN - District 07 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  08/05/2004 TN - District 07 - R Primary Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/05/2002 TN District 7 Won 70.73% (+44.24%)
  08/01/2002 TN District 7 - R Primary Won 40.32% (+20.07%)
  11/03/1998 TN Senate 23 Won 66.77% (+33.59%)
  08/06/1998 TN Senate 23 - R Primary Won 53.44% (+20.57%)
  11/03/1992 TN District 6 Lost 40.62% (-15.95%)
  08/06/1992 TN District 6 - R Primary Won 50.65% (+26.95%)
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  11/14/2010 US House Republican Conference Chair Lost 0.00% (-100.00%)
ENDORSEMENTS
FL US Senate - R Primary - Aug 30, 2016 R Ron DeSantis
US House Republican Conference Chair - Nov 14, 2012 R Cathy McMorris Rodgers
US House Republican Conference Chair - Nov 14, 2010 R Jeb Hensarling
AZ District 08 - R Primary - Aug 24, 2010 R Jesse Kelly
TN US President - R Primary - Feb 05, 2008 R Mitt Romney
US President - R Primaries - Jun 03, 2008 R Fred Thompson
US House Majority Leader - Feb 02, 2006 R Roy Blunt
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