Phil Roe (politician)

David Phillip " Phil" Roe ( born July 21, 1945 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is an American politician. Since 2009 he represents the state of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives.


Phil Roe attended until 1967, the Austin Peay State University in his hometown of Clarksville. Then he studied until 1970 at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville the tray medicine. In the years 1973 and 1974 he served in the U.S. Army, where he rose to the Major. He then worked as a doctor. Politically, Roe joined the Republican Party. Between 2003 and 2008 he was a member of the City Council of Johnson City. From 2003 to 2007 he was there also deputy mayor before he was elected mayor in 2007 itself. This office he held until 2009.

In the congressional elections of 2008, Roe was the first electoral district of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington DC chosen, where he became the successor of David Davis on January 3, 2009. Since he was confirmed in the elections of 2010, with 81 % of the vote, he can exercise his mandate in Congress today. His current term of office runs until January 3, 2013. Phil Roe is a member of the Agriculture Committee, in the education and labor committee and the Veterans Committee and in five sub-committees.

With his wife, Pam, Phil Roe has three children.