6/5/17: U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn
Marsh Blackburn is a member of Congress serving the people of Tennessee’s 7th district. She is also a small business woman, author, mother, grandmother — and member of this Rotary club since 1995. Marsha is a native of Laurel, Mississippi, and a graduate of Mississippi State, which she attended on a 4-H scholarship. She worked her way through college selling books for the Southwestern Company. She and her husband Chuck live in Williamson County.
After leading the fight to defeat the proposed state income tax during her time in the Tennessee State Senate, Marsha was elected to Congress and now advocates for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens. She currently holds a seat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology where she is working to expand rural broadband.
Marsha has been honored with the Congressional Grammy by the Recording Academy and the Health IT Now Innovation Award among many other awards. She is regularly praised by groups such as the National Federation of Independent Businesses, the Farm Bureau, the Chamber of Commerce and the American Conservative Union.