Senator Marsha Blackburn is an American politician and businesswoman. He has been serving as a senior US Senator from Tennessee under the Republicans since 2018. She was a member of the State Senate from 1999 to 2003. She was also a member of the US House of Representatives from 2003 to 2019.
Marsha was born in Laurel, Mississippi, on June 6, 1952. She was a beauty pageant winner back at high school. She won a scholarship to Mississippi State University. There, she earned a B.Sc. in Home Economics in 1974.
In 1973, Marsha worked as a sales manager for Times Mirror Company. She later worked at Mercantile Stores Inc. from 1975 to 1978. In 1978 she founded a promotion and event management company, Marketing Strategies.
Senator Marsha Blackburn Career
Marsha started her political career as the founder of the Williamson County Young Republican. She chaired the county’s Republican party from 1989 to 1991.
In 1992, she delved into electoral politics. Then, she ran for Congress in Tennessee’s 6th District. Unfortunately, she lost the race to incumbent Bart Gordon.
Three years later, Tennessee’s governor appointed her as the executive director of the state’s Entertainment Commission. She served till 1997 and became a member of the State Senate in 1998. She served in the Senate till 2003. While in the state senate, Marsha also served as the Minority Whip.
After redistricting in 2000, Marsha ran for a seat at the US House of Reps in 2002. She won the general election after defeating Democratic nominee Tim Barron. She was re-elected seven times and served till 2019.
In 2017, Senator Bob Corker vacated his seat. Marsha announced her intention to occupy the seat. In 2018, Marsha won the Republican nomination. She also defeated Democratic nominee Phil Bredesen in the general election.
Senator Marsha Blackburn Accomplishments
Senator Marsha is a strong, result-focused, and responsible conservative. She has earned a reputation for her unwavering service to her people. In fact, she fought for an efficient government.
She worked hard towards reforming the tax system. Regarded as an anti-tax advocate, Marsha worked on reforms and bills to stop the state income tax.
She is also a leading voice in the promotion and development of Tennessee’s economy. She also worked towards making child care more affordable.
Sensor Marsha is also a leading voice in the legislature to promote national security. She was also instrumental in foreign and trade policy legislatures
Senator Marsha Blackburn Criticisms
Senator Marsha Blackburn’s administration attracted criticism for alleged campaign fund mismanagement. According to a watchdog, she allegedly used the fund for personal use.
She also got under fire for reading and tweeting during a trial. Besides that, she also made unverified claims against a witness during the trial. Although the law disallows such an act, the Sensor denied the allegations.