The US Senate
Mar 29, 2019
Senator Marsha Blackburn
The US Senate

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.

     Marsha 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. 

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