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Revision as of 00:09, 2 February 2012

Lamar Alexander
Lamar Alexander.jpg
U.S. Senate, Tennessee
Incumbent
In office
2003-Present
Term ends
2015
Years in position 11
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2008
First electedNovember 5, 2002
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Secretary, Department of Education
1991-1993
Governor of Tennessee
1979-1987
Education
Bachelor'sVanderbilt University, 1962
J.D.New York University Law School, 1965
Personal
BirthdayJuly 3, 1940
Place of birthMaryville, TN
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Lamar Alexander (b. July 3, 1940) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Tennessee. Alexander was first elected to the Senate in 2002.

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Alexander's academic, professional and political career:[1]

  • 1962: Received his B.A. from Vanderbilt University
  • 1965: Received his J.D. from New York University Law School
  • 1979-1987: Served as governor of Tennessee
  • 1985-1986: Held a position as chairman of the National Governors Association
  • 1991-1993: Served as U.S. secretary of education
  • 2003-Present: U.S Senator from Tennessee

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

Lamar Alexander voted with the Republican Party 91.9 of the time, which ranked 19 among the 47 Senate Republican members as of November 2011.[2]

Elections

2008

On November 4, 2008, Alexander won re-election to the United States Senate. He defeated Robert D. Tuke, Edward L. Buck, Christopher G. Fenner, Daniel Towers Lewis, Chris Lugo, Ed Lawhorn, and David Gatchell in the general election.[3]

U.S. Senate, Tennessee General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLamar Alexander Incumbent 65.1% 1,579,477
     Democratic Robert D. Tuke 31.6% 767,236
     Independent Edward L. Buck 1.3% 31,631
     Independent Christopher G. Fenner 0.5% 11,073
     Independent Daniel Towers Lewis 0.4% 9,367
     Independent Chris Lugo 0.4% 9,170
     Independent Ed Lawhorn 0.4% 8,986
     Independent David Gatchell 0.3% 7,645
Total Votes 2,424,585

Campaign donors

2008

Alexander won re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2008. During that re-election cycle, Alexander's campaign committee raised a total of $8,309,683 and spent $6,520,264.[4]


Personal

Alexander and his wife, Honey, have four children.

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jon Kyl
U.S. Senate - Tennessee
2007-Present
Succeeded by
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