When Conservatives need a fighter against higher taxes, higher spending, and bigger government, they send Marsha Blackburn. Marsha fights and Marsha doesn’t give up, Marsha wins.
When Liberals sent Henry Waxman and Nancy Pelosi to a global conference on global warming to negotiate for global carbon taxes, Marsha was one of the handful of Conservatives who went along to fight back. The Copenhagen conference ended without a global agreement.
When President Obama called a health care “summit” at the White House to push his big government health care takeover, Conservatives sent Marsha Blackburn to fight back. Marsha told the President in no uncertain terms that the key to better and affordable health care in America isn’t to let more bureaucracy in, it is- as she said it “let the people out” of a broken system.
Marsha cut her teeth selling cook books and childrens’ educational books door to door for the Southwestern company. She learned that there is no substitute in public service for ringing someone’s doorbell and listening to what they have to say.
It was listening to taxpayers that helped her defeat the imposition of a state income tax in Tennessee. Listening is a hallmark of her service still today, as she drives up and down her district from listening session to listening session.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn was born on June 6, 1952, and grew up in Laurel, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1973. Congressman Blackburn and her husband Chuck have been married for more than thirty years, and they have two children, Mary Morgan Ketchel and Chad Blackburn, and two grandchildren.