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David Roe (R)
|Leadership:||No leadership position|
|Committees:||House Committee on Agriculture, House Committee on Education and Labor, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs|
|(subcommittees and past assignments)|
| Next election: Nov. 6, 2012
Primary challenge: No
Incumbent running: Yes
2012 candidates for TN-01
|Confirmed:||Alan Woodruff, Michael Salyer, David Roe|
|Possible:||None so far|
|Out:||None so far|
|(more info & editing for TN-01)|
Positions, record and controversies
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During the 2008 campaign, Roe took expressed his positions on the following issues:
Roe supports using coal and available technology to ensure an adequate amount of domestic energy in the short term. However, in the long term, Roe supports tax credits for using non-fossil fuel technology like solar water heaters. 
Roe said he will work to balance the budget with reduced spending, lower taxes on top corporations and individuals, and make the Bush 2001 and 2003 tax cuts permanent. He supports the fair tax and flat tax proposals. He said he is open to a complete reworking of the tax code. 
Roe said he will reduce healthcare costs by streamlining administrative costs. He also said that government "over-regulates and under-delivers". 
Roe said that the "best educational system is one directed by parents, teachers and local school boards". He believes in more accountability, school choice and innovation. To promote math and science, Roe said he supports incentives to such as ultra low interest loans and loan forgiveness for those student who will teach math and science. 
Roe said he will ask the President to form a commission which will study the budget and identify specific items which can be cut by 10-20 percent without hurting the government's vital functions. The commission would cover all branches of government. 
Same Sex Marriage
Roe does not support same sex marriage. He would prefer the issue to remain at the state level, but would support a constitutional ban to combat decisions made by judges. 
Roe said he will support providing strong assistance and support to veterans and their families. 
Roe believes that illegal immigrants should be deported, and the INS should have more funding to do as such. 
Roe does not support raising the federal minimum wage, but supports creating jobs and opportunities to help those working low-paying jobs. 
Roe supports the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, but says that Americans deserve to know how the wars will be won and that a timetable for withdrawal from Iraq is dangerous for our troops. He supports refocusing the war effort in Afghanistan. 
Roe was born on July 21, 1945 in Clarksville, Tennessee. Roe attended Austin Peay, where he earned a degree in biology with a minor in chemistry, and then earned a medical degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970. Roe served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps for two years and for 31 years ran a medical practice in Johnson City, Tennessee. Roe was Vice Mayor of Johnson City from 2003-2007 and Mayor from 2007-2009.
Money in Politics
This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.
|Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle|
|Donor||Amount (US Dollars)|
|Powell Construction||$ 23,900|
|Sj Strategic Investments||$ 20,800|
|Landair Inc||$ 10,400|
|Pal's Restuarant||$ 10,400|
|Pain Medicine Assoc||$ 8,950|
|Cardiovascular Assoc||$ 8,150|
|Mountain States Health Alliance||$ 7,750|
|Roadrunner Market||$ 7,200|
|Tri-Cities Skin & Cancer||$ 7,011|
|Barger Burger||$ 5,200|
|Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.|
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
|Links to more campaign contribution information for David Roe
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
|Fundraising profile:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by organization/corporation:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
|Top contributors by industry:||2008 election cycle||Career totals|
- Revolving door profile for David Roe from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- 2006 privately funded travel profile for David Roe from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
- Personal finance profile for David Roe from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org website.
Committees and affiliations
- House Committee on Agriculture
- House Committee on Education and Labor
- House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)
Roe will be assigned committees if and when he is elected to Congress.
More background data
|On the Web|
Articles and resources
- 2008 U.S. congressional elections
- Portal:Tennessee and the U.S. Congress
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 "Phil discusses the issues with the Bristol Herald Courier", Phil Roe for Congress.
- ↑ "Biography", Phil Roe House Web site. Accessed March 27, 2009.
- ↑ 2008 Race Tracker page on Tennessee's 1st Congressional District
- ↑ Official Phil Roe for Congress website
- ↑ "Tennessee 2008 General Election", TheGreenPapers.com, November 4, 2008
- 2008 Race Tracker page on Tennessee's 1st Congressional District
- Official Phil Roe for Congress website
Semantic data ()
|From the Sunlight Foundation API|
|Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives|
|Title: Rep||First name: David||Middle name: P.||Last name: Roe|
|Party: R||State: TN||District:
01 District short: 1
|Currently in office? True|
|Phone: 202-225-6356||Fax: 202-225-6356||Website: http://roe.house.gov||Webform email: http://roe.house.gov/contact|
|DC office: 407 Cannon House Office Building|
|Bioguide ID: R000582||Votesmart ID: 65306||FEC ID: H6TN01388||Govtrack ID: 412310|
|CRP ID: N00028463||Eventful ID:||Old Sunlight ID:||Twitter ID: DrPhilRoe|
|OpenCongress Wiki URL: http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/David_Roe||YouTubeID: http://youtube.com/drphilroe||Senate class:|
|Entered manually within the Template:Politician|
|U.S. House of Representatives|
Ranking Member On:
Ranking Member On:
|First Elected to Current Office:
November 4, 2008
|First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2009
November 2, 2010
|Previous Political Work?
mayor of Johnson City
|Other Party Membership:|
Date of Birth: July 21, 1945
November 4, 2008