Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn made history in the solidly Republican state after beating out former Gov. Phil Bredesen and becoming Tennessee’s first woman senator. The two had a close race going into the election for Sen. Bob Corker’s hotly contested open seat.
Democrat Phil Bredesen received 43.9 percent of the vote, being defeated by Blackburn, who received 54.7 percent. The vote tally ranged from 1.23 million to 983,000.
Blackburn is an eight-term member of Congress, who represents Tennessee’s Seventh Congressional District. She is one of the most outspoken opponents of strict net neutrality rules. She has been in the House since the year 2003. Taking over the seat vacated by Bob Corker, she’ll become a senator on 3rd January 2019, leaving the House.
Blackburn, who chairs a key subcommittee that oversees telecommunications, said in her victory speech last night:
“The campaign shows that Tennesseans “want leaders who are going to be there to work with the president and keep this nation on the path to prosperity that we are on today. I want you to know I’m going to be one of those leaders.”
Leaving behind the professional attributes, what else do you know about Tennessee’s first woman senator. Are you familiar with Marsha Blackburn husband and her family? Let’s have an insight into Marsha Blackburn bio including her net worth, age, husband, children, and family.
Husband and Children
Along with being a politician, Marsha is also a married woman with a husband and two children. She has been married for 44 long years to her beloved husband, Charles Blackburn. Her husband, Charles, is the founder of the International Bow Tie Society (IBTS).
The duo together has two children; a son, Chad, and a daughter, Mary Morgan Ketchel. Marsha is even a grandmother to her grandsons Jack and Chase. The family lives in Brentwood, a suburb of Nashville in Williamson County.
What’s The Figure of Her Net worth?
As of 2018, Marsha Blackburn net worth is under review. However, she had a reported net worth of $568,000 in 2015. In a recent tally by Roll Call, she had $200,000 in assets and $400,000 in liabilities. She ranks last in Tennessee’s delegation on the wealth scale.
Bio – Wiki: Age, Family, Parents, University
Marsha Wedgeworth was born in the year 1952 in Laurel, Mississippi to parents Mary Jo and Hilman Wedgeworth. Her father used to work in sales and management.
She celebrates her birthday on 6 June that makes her age 66. At the age of 66, Blackburn still looks mesmerizing and beautiful. Her elder brother’s name is James. She also has a sister.
Blackburn earned a B.S. in home economics from the Mississippi State University in 1974. She joined Chi Omega in college and worked for Southwestern Advantage as a student manager, selling educational products door-to-door.
Blackburn is even a former beauty-pageant winner.