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Marsha BlackburnREPRepublican United States Senator
70
Years of Age
25
Years of Experience
TNResidence (state)

Mary Marsha Blackburn (née Wedgeworth; born June 6, 1952) is an American politician and businesswoman serving as the senior United States senator from Tennessee, a seat she has held since 2019. She is a member of the Republican Party. Blackburn was a state senator from 1999 to 2003, and represented Tennessee's 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019, during which time The National Journal rated her among the House's most conservative members.On November 6, 2018, she became the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Tennessee, defeating former Democratic Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen. She took over as the state's senior senator in January 2021, when outgoing Senator Lamar Alexander retired. Blackburn, a supporter of the Tea Party movement, is a staunch backer of former president Donald Trump.

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Campaign Funding

20
18
$14,400,857
Total Raised
$16,338,715
Total Spent
$614,100
Cash on Hand
Top Industries  (1 - 4 of 10) View All Industries
99%
Retired$1,560,385
62%
Republican/Conservative$984,632
38%
Real Estate$596,535
37%
Leadership PACs$576,900
36%
Securities & Investment$566,044
30%
Health Professionals$478,298
23%
Lawyers/Law Firms$364,024
20%
Oil & Gas$309,599
19%
Lobbyists$301,068
15%
Telecom Services$232,150
Direct campaign contributions grouped by the industry industry of each donor/PAC.

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Funding generally from an organization's PAC or its members/employees. Organizations did not donate directly.
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics
Education4 - 4 of 2
Northeast Jones High School
Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Science
1973
Past Positions1 - 11 of 11
Senator
United States Senate
2019 - Current
Representative
United States House of Representatives
2002 - 2019
Assistant Minority Whip
United States House of Representatives
2002 - 2006
Senator
Tennessee State Senate
1998 - 2002
Former Deputy Whip
United States House of Representatives
Owner
Marketing Strategies
Current
Executive Director
Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission
1995 - 1997
Chair
Williamson County Republican Party
1989 - 1991
Director
Retail Fashion/Special Events, Caster Knott Company
1975 - 1978
Sales Manager
Southwestern Company
1973 - 1975
Student Manager
Southwestern Company
1971 - 1973
Other Experience1 - 22 of 22
Member
Christ Presbyterian
Current
Member
Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board
Current
State Chair
American Council of Young Political Leaders
1994
Board Member
Nashville Zoo
President
Nashville Symphony Guild
Member
Brentwood Chamber of Commerce
Member
Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
Member
Rotary Club
President
American Lung Association of Middle Tennessee
Founder
Congressional Songwriters Caucus
2003 - Current
Founder
Congressional Songwriters Caucus
Co-Chair
House Task Force on Waste, Fraud and Abuse
Former Chair
Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, United States House of Representatitves
Former Member
Subcommittee on Health (Energy and Commerce), United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Environment, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Manufacturing, Trade, and Consumer Protection, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Energy and Commerce Committee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Oversight and Investigators Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
Former Member
Subcommittee on Aviation and Space, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, United States Senate
Former Member
Subcommittee on Security, United States Senate