Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Wedgeworth Blackburn ( born June 6, 1952 in Laurel, Jones County, Mississippi) is an American politician. Since 2003, she represented the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Marsha Blackburn visited the Northeast Jones High School and then studied until 1973 at Mississippi State University. Then they ran a marketing company in Williamson County in Tennessee. There she began in 1977 and their political career as a member of the Republican Party. At that time she founded the regional youth organization of the party. Between 1989 and 1991 she was party leader in this district. In 1992, she ran unsuccessfully for Congress yet. Between 1998 and 2002, she sat in the Senate from Tennessee.

In the congressional elections of 2002 Blackburn in seventh electoral district of Tennessee was in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where they became the successor of Ed Bryant on January 3, 2003. After the previous four elections they can exercise their mandate in Congress today. After their last re-election in the elections of 2010, its current legislative period runs until January 3, 2013. Blackburn is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and three of its subcommittees, as well as the special committee to new forms of energy and global warming. She is a determined opponent of health care reform by President Barack Obama. Within her party she belongs as a member of the Republican Study Committee to the conservative wing.

Marsha Blackburn is married and has two children. The couple live privately in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville.