Bart Gordon

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Barton Jennings "Bart" Gordon, a Democrat represented the Sixth Congressional District of Tennessee in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2011.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

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Environmental record

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Gordon was born January 24, 1949 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. Gordon was the state chairman of the Tennessee . When Sixth District Congressman Al Gore ran for the U. S. Senate in 1984, Gordon won a hard-fought race for Gore's former seat.

Congressional career

Gordon is frequently described as a moderate.

Gordon was reelected by large margins until 1994, when his Republican opponent was attorney Steve Gill], a former University of Tennessee basketball player who is now a radio talk show host. Gordon only won by one percentage point, but managed to defeat Gill more handily in 1996. Gordon was re-elected by large margins in 1998 and 2000. He faced no significant opposition in 2002 and 2004, in large part because the 2002 reapportionment by the Democratic-controlled Tennessee General Assembly removed Williamson County, a large suburban area south of Nashville which is very strongly conservative and Republican, from the Sixth Congressional District and added it to the already overwhelmingly-Republican Seventh District. That district is now represented by Marsha Blackburn, a Williamson County resident who was Gordon's opponent in 1992.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated David R. Davis to face Gordon in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Gordon retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Bart Gordon. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 2240 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-5431 Fax: 202-225-9681
    Webform email
District offices
  • 15 South Jefferson, Cookeville, TN 38501
    Ph: 931-528-5907 Fax: (none entered)
  • 100 Public Square, Room B-100, Gallatin, TN 37066
    Ph: 615-451-5174 Fax: (none entered)
  • 305 West Maple Street, Murfreesboro, TN 37130
    Ph: 615-896-1986 Fax: (none entered)
  • 101 Fifth Avenue West, Suite D, Springfield, TN 37172
    Ph: 615-382-9712 Fax: (none entered)
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