|Name||Blanche Lambert Lincoln|
Horseshoe Lake, Arkansas , United States
|| September 30, 1960
Feb 24, 2013 04:35pm
Caucasian - Moderate - Anti Alaska/Offshore Oil Drilling - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti School Vouchers - Anti-Bush Tax Cuts (Pro-Tax Cut Rollback) - Anti-Social Security Privatization - Pro Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Affirmative Action - Pro-Capital Punishment - Pro-Choice - Pro-Gun control - Pro-Missile Defense - Married - Episcopalian - Straight -
|Info||Senator Blanche L. Lincoln made history on November 3, 1998, when she became the youngest woman ever elected to the United States Senate. She is only the second woman to win a U.S. Senate seat representing Arkansas, following in the footsteps of Hattie Caraway. |
She began her second term as United States Senator when she was sworn in on January 3rd, 2005. Lincoln was sent back to the United States Senate after receiving more than 580,000 votes, the highest total cast for a candidate to the U.S. Senate and the second highest total for a statewide candidate in Arkansas election history. Her first term was marked by a solid list of accomplishments; a willingness to seek bipartisan solutions and a fierce loyalty to the people of Arkansas and their values.
In her first term, Senator Lincoln’s leadership on issues affecting working families and veterans, particularly those living in rural areas, set her apart as an up and coming leader in the Senate. Her colleagues took notice and beginning with her second term, she is serving the Senate Democratic Caucus as Chair of Rural Outreach, a leadership post created by Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-NV, to rebuild the party’s relationship with rural states. Lincoln has also been appointed as one of only two Senators serving on the National Democratic Party’s Presidential Primary Timing Commission to look at possible changes in the national Democratic primary schedule.
She remains a member of the Senate Finance Committee, the Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee and the Special Committee on Aging. From these platforms, Senator Lincoln will continue as a leading voice on national priorities like social security, tax policy, education, health care, alternative energy, hunger, nutrition, and veteran’s benefits.
With an eye toward the ever increasing challenges before the nation, Lincoln believes it will take a new spirit of bipartisanship and innovative thinking for Congress to respond effectively. To further that aim, she agreed to be an original co-chair of a new organization called “The Third Way,” to craft practical and creative solutions to old problems.
She has also emerged as a national leader in the fight against hunger. Senator Lincoln founded and currently chairs the Senate Hunger Caucus to help focus the attention of her colleagues and the nation on the millions of American families, especially children, who suffer from food insecurity.
Lincoln was first elected to public office in 1992 as a Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing the First Congressional District in Arkansas, and marking the first time a woman had ever won this post. She was a founding member of the “Blue Dog” Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats .
Hailing from Helena, Arkansas – where her mother, Martha Kelly Lambert, still resides – Lincoln comes from a seventh-generation Arkansas farm family. Lincoln received a bachelor’s degree from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in Lynchburg, Virginia and studied at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. Blanche and her husband, Dr. Steve Lincoln, are the proud parents of twin boys, Reece and Bennett Lincoln.