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Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)


Biography
District: 4th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: Feb. 21, 1964; Des Moines, Iowa
Residence: South Pittsburg
Religion: Episcopalian
Family: Wife, Amy DesJarlais; four children
Education: U. of South Dakota, B.S. 1987; U. of South Dakota, M.D. 1991
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Agriculture (Livestock, Rural Development & Credit); Education & the Workforce (Health, Employment, Labor & Pensions; Workforce Protections); Oversight & Government Reform (Economic Growth, Job Creation and Regulatory Affairs; Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements)

Election History
YearElectionCandidateVotes%
2014generalScott DesJarlais (R) 84,81558.3
Lenda Sherrell (D) 51,35735.3
Robert Doggart (I) 9,2466.4
2012generalScott DesJarlais (R) 128,56855.8
Eric Stewart (D) 102,02244.2
2010generalScott DesJarlais (R) 103,96957.1
Lincoln Davis (D) 70,25438.6
Paul Curtis (I) 3,1781.7
Gerald York (I) 2,1591.2
James Gray (I) 1,7140.9
Richard Johnson (I) 9170.5
Roll Call Vitals

282nd

on the House Seniority List

Fellow Tennessee Rep. John J. Duncan Jr. (R) is 27th.

24th

Tennessee is 24th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.

6,812

Twitter Followers (@DesJarlaisTN04)

Rep. Scott DesJarlais has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) has the most appearances so far this year.











Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.