Public Affairs Roundtable set for Monday Aug. 26
The Williamson County Chamber of Commerce will host a Public Affairs Roundtable meeting Monday morning from 7:15 a.m.-8:30 a.m. at the Williamson County Administrative Complex, 1320 West Main St. Cong. Marsha Blackburn will be the featured speaker, offering guests a legislative update of matters pending before the U.S. House of Representatives. The moderator will be Dave Crouch, of Apen Grove Asset Management, and Government Relations Committee Chairman of the WCCC. He will be joined by co-host WCCC Chairman Brad Dunn and Matt Largen, President and CEO. The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held in the auditorium.
Congressman Marsha Blackburn began her elected service in 1998 as a Tennessee State Senator. Blackburn's Senate career was marked by her commitment to fiscal common sense and government accountability. She became known to her constituents for holding "budget school" in her district and across the state; identifying waste and offering solutions for a state in a budget crunch.
Blackburn's reputation for focusing on individual freedom and free enterprise boosted her from the Tennessee Senate to the U.S. House of Representatives. Blackburn was first elected to represent Tennessee's 7th Congressional District in 2002, quickly becoming a leader in Congress and a leading voice advocating for a small, efficient federal government that is accountable to its citizens.
Marsha has earned a special reputation as a bi-partisan leader and policy expert on telecommunications issues and intellectual property rights. In 2003 Blackburn founded and serves as Chairman of the Congressional Songwriters Caucus to give the nation's creative community a voice on Capitol Hill.
Blackburn was selected to serve as Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for the 113th Congress where she will continue to serve on four critical Subcommittees: Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT); Oversight; Health; and Communications and Technology. She serves on the House Budget Committee and is a founding member of the Republican Women's Policy Committee. She is also a member of the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board.
Marsha and her husband Chuck live in Williamson County. They have two children, Mary Morgan Ketchel and Chad Blackburn; and two grandsons. Blackburn is a native of Laurel, Mississippi and a graduate of Mississippi State University.
Posted on: 8/22/2013