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Lamar Alexander
Lamar AlexanderRepublican, TNCurrent Position:Senatorsince Jan 01, 2003Former Positions:Chairman of the Senate Republican ConferenceJan 01, 2007 - Jan 01, 2012Chariman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions2015-Jan 01, 2007 - Jan 01, 2012
Lamar Alexander was born in Maryville, the son of a kindergarten teacher and an elementary school principal. He is a seventh-generation Tennessean.
He is the only Tennessean ever popularly elected both governor and U.S. Senator. He has been U.S. Education Secretary and University of Tennessee president. He chaired the National Governors Association and President Reagan's Commission on Americans Outdoors.

Priorities:

• Fixing No Child Left Behind
• Deregulating and reauthorizing the Higher Education Act
• Modernizing the Food and Drug Administration so that we can bring more cures and medical devices to market fast and cheaper
• Unleashing nuclear power and other sources of the cheap, clean, reliable energy America needs
• Supporting government-sponsored research that leads to innovation and jobs in our free enterprise system
• Controlling the costs of big government
 

Lamar Alexander, US Senator from TN - Profile