Marsha Blackburn

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Marsha Blackburn
United States Senator
from Tennessee
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
Serving with Bill Hagerty
Preceded byBob Corker
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Tennessee's 7th district
In office
January 3, 2003 – January 3, 2019
Preceded byEd Bryant
Succeeded byMark E. Green
Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 23rd district
In office
January 12, 1999 – January 3, 2003
Preceded byKeith Jordan
Succeeded byJim Bryson
Executive Director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission
In office
February 1995 – June 1997
GovernorDon Sundquist
Preceded byDancy Jones
Succeeded byAnne Pope
Chair of the Williamson County Republican Party
In office
Preceded byGeorge Miller
Succeeded byAl Nations
Personal details
Marsha Wedgeworth

(1952-06-06) June 6, 1952 (age 71)
Laurel, Mississippi, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Chuck Blackburn
EducationMississippi State University (BS)

Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn[1] (born June 6, 1952) is an American politician. She is the senior United States Senator of Tennessee since January 3, 2019.

A member of the Republican Party, she represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019.

In October 2017, Blackburn announced that she would run for the United States Senate seat being vacated by Bob Corker in the 2018 election.[2] In August 2018, she became the Republican nominee.[3] She defeated Democrat Phil Bredesen.

References[change | change source]

  1. Legistorm summary page for Rep. Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn
  2. Robillard, Kevin (October 5, 2017). "Blackburn enters Tennessee Senate race, as Haslam passes". Politico. Retrieved October 5, 2017.
  3. "August 2, 2018 Unofficial Election Results". Tennessee Secretary of State. Retrieved August 3, 2018.

Other websites[change | change source]

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