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U.S. Senator Marsha Blackburn

Senator Marsha Blackburn

Marsha Blackburn


Washington, DC
B40B Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: 202-224-3344
Fax: 202-228-0566 

10 West M. L. King Blvd., 6th Floor
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: 423-541-2939
Fax: 423-541-2943 

800 Market Street, Suite 121
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: 865-540-3781
Fax: 865-540-7952 

1105 East Jackson Blvd, Suite 4
Jonesborough, TN 37659
Phone: 423-753-4009
Fax: 423-788-0250 

91 Stonebridge Blvd, Suite 103
Jackson, TN 38305
Phone: 731-660-3971

100 Peabody Place, Suite 1125
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-527-9199
Fax: 901-527-9395 

About the Senator:

Marsha Blackburn was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2018, and is currently serving her first term representing the state of Tennessee. Before her election to the Senate, Marsha represented Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District.

Marsha’s public service is dedicated to promoting opportunities for women and making America a more prosperous place to live. Marsha’s leadership philosophy is based on her experiences in the private sector as a small business woman and author, as well as being a mother and grandmother.

Marsha went to college on a 4-H scholarship and worked her way through school selling books for the Southwestern Company as one of their first female sales associates, and later as one of their first female sales managers. She then became Director of Retail Fashion and Special Events for the Castner Knott Company, which was a Nashville-based regional department store. Later, Marsha founded her own business, Marketing Strategies, which focused on the retail marketplace, as well as electronic and print media.

Senator Blackburn began her career in public service in 1995 when she was named executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission. In 1998, she was elected to the Tennessee State Senate. In the state legislature, she earned a reputation for fiscal responsibility and government accountability by identifying waste and offering realistic solutions to Tennessee’s budget challenges.

While serving in the Tennessee Senate, Blackburn led a statewide grassroots campaign to defeat a proposed state income tax. The tax was defeated, and Marsha’s leadership earned her a reputation as an anti-tax champion. In 2014, the people of Tennessee passed an amendment to the state constitution to expressly prohibit a state income tax – a fitting cap to a 14-year battle.

In 2002, Marsha was elected to represent the people of Tennessee’s 7th Congressional District based on her record in the state legislature. She brought her Tennessee values to Washington, DC, and became a leader in the fight for small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. As a Congressman, Marsha was often selected by her colleagues to lead the charge for principled conservativism. Her congressional career was also noted for her Chairmanship of the Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, as well as bipartisan expertise in defending songwriters’ and performers’ rights.

Marsha is a member of numerous charitable organizations and is an active member of her church, Christ Presbyterian.

Marsha and her husband Chuck live in Williamson County, Tennessee. They have two children, Mary Morgan (Paul) Ketchel and Chad (Hillary) Blackburn; and two grandsons. Originally from Laurel, Mississippi, Marsha is a graduate of Mississippi State University.

Committee Assignments

Armed Services Committee
Senator Blackburn serves on the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, which sets national defense policy and allows her to fight for numerous national security installations in Tennessee and the communities that surround them.

Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee
Marsha serves on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee that has broad jurisdiction over interstate commerce, broadband and communications technology, manufacturing, trade, and tourism, as well as river, rail, highway, and civil aviation networks.

Judiciary Committee
Senator Blackburn serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is charged with consideration of all federal judicial nominations, including justices for the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as federal appellate and district courts. Additionally, the committee plays a key role in legislation related to national security, civil liberties, border security and immigration, patents and trademarks, and all the rights afforded under the Constitution, such as our cherished Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.

Veterans’ Affairs Committee
Marsha serves on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, which is the principal committee that ensures we live up to the promises made to our men and women in uniform. Senator Blackburn knows that our veterans rank as the bravest among us, and she takes seriously her duty to fight for them and their families, who have sacrificed so much in the defense of our nation.