nwtntoday.com: Corker visiting Obion County to host town hall meeting

Apr 7, 2009

  U.S. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) will hold a town hall meeting April 14 at the Industrial Training Center at 204 South Second St. in Union City.

 

During the Senate’s April recess, Corker is touring the state to hear from citizens, local officials and community leaders about how the nation’s economic challenges are affecting them and their communities.

 

The event — which begins at 3 p.m. — is open to the public.

 

Corker was elected to the U.S. Senate in November 2006 and serves on the Banking, Energy and Foreign Relations committees. During his service in Washington, he has focused on economic and fiscal issues, energy security and health insurance and demonstrated a strong commitment to providing exceptional constituent service for Tennesseans through six offices across the state.

 

Corker has gained a reputation as a hard-working senator who has tried to intelligently and thoughtfully shape debate on key policy issues with a willingness to reach across the aisle to gain consensus.

 

He grew up in Chattanooga and graduated from the University of Tennessee. He was a successful businessman before serving as Tennessee commissioner of finance and administration and mayor of Chattanooga.

 

He and his wife, Elizabeth, have been married for 22 years and have two daughters, Julia and Emily.

 

 

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