Quote For Today, February 22nd

” We are either a nation of laws, or we are lawless.”

Marsha Blackburn

The House voted 236 to 191 to cancel legal protections for millions of illegal immigrants. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) sponsored the measure to overturn President Obama’s executive mandate that seeks to give them legal status.

Marsha blackburn congress.jpgShe is an American politician. A member of the Republican Party, she represents Tennessee’s 7th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives.

Blackburn’s professional career began in 1973 when she was hired as a sales manager for Times Mirror, Inc. In 1975 she was named Director of Retail Fashion and Special Events of the Caster Knott Co. Division of Mercantile Stores, Inc. She held this position until 1978, when, she became the owner of Marketing Strategies, a promotion-event management and image consulting firm. She continues to run this business to this day.

Blackburn was a founding member of the Williamson County Young Republicans. She became chair of the Williamson County Republican Party in 1989. In 1992, she was a candidate for Congress and a delegate to the 1992 Republican National Convention. She lost the congressional race, but remained active in politics. Blackburn was appointed executive director of the Tennessee Film, Entertainment, and Music Commission in 1995 by Tennessee Governor Don Sundquist and held that post through 1997. In 1998, she was elected to the Tennessee State Senate where she served for six years and rose to be minority whip.

In 2000, she took part in the effort to prevent the passage of a state income tax championed by Sundquist and to ask for accountability for spending increases related to TennCare.

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