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Tennessee's Newly Elected Members of Congress: 112th Congress

FleischmannRep. Chuck Fleischmann – 3rd Congressional District

Rep. Fleischmann and his wife Brenda live in Ootlewah and will represent Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District.  They have three sons: Charles (Chuckie) who is 20, James (Jamie) who is 18 and Jeffrey who is 12.  After graduating from UT College of Law, he founded a law firm in Chattanooga, Fleischmann and Fleischmann, with his wife.

Rep. Fleischmann has served on the Board of the Cherokee Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and on the board of FACES, a National Craniofacial Association.  He is a past president of the Chattanooga Bar Association and was a radio host on the "Chuck Fleischmann Show" providing free legal help to those in the Chattanooga community.

 

DesJarlaisRep. Scott DesJarlais – 4th Congressional District

Dr. Scott DesJarlais will represent Tennessee’s mostly rural 24 county 4th Congressional District.  Rep. DesJarlais earned degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.

Dr. Desjarlais has been practicing medicine in Tennessee for almost two decades, seeing patients at the Grand View Medical Center in Jasper.  Scott and his wife Amy, have three children: Tyler, Ryan and their little sister Maggie. The DesJarlais family are active members of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sherwood, Tennessee where Amy grew up.

 

BlackRep. Diane Black – 6th Congressional District

Rep. Black is a Republican from Sumner County who will take the seat formerly held by Rep. Bart Gordon.  Diane and her husband David live in Gallatin and have three grown children and six grandchildren.  The Black family has lived in Sumner County for 25 years and attends Community Church in Hendersonville.

Rep. Black served as a House member in the Tennessee General Assembly and most recently as a State Senator representing the 18th district.  Rep. Black resigned from the state senate shortly after her election to Congress.  A registered nurse, Rep. Black graduated with her Bachelor's in Nursing from Belmont University.  She will serve on the House Ways and Means Committee.

 

FincherRep. Stephen Fincher – 8th Congressional District

Rep. Fincher is a Republican from Frog Jump, Tennessee.  He will be taking the House seat formerly held by Congressman John Tanner.  He is a managing partner in Fincher Farms, a West Tennessee based business farming cotton, corn, soybeans and wheat. Rep. Fincher has been a farmer in the family business his entire life.

At the age of nine, Rep. Fincher joined the singing ministry started by his grandmother, "The Fincher Family". The Finchers sing at over 100 events annually, including church events, weddings, funerals and benefit events for various community, civic and charitable causes.  Rep. Fincher and his wife of 19 years, Lynn, have three children: John Austin, 14; Noah, 11; and Sarah, 7.

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