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Biographical Profile for Diane Black
Currently Elected U.S. House 6th District, Tennessee
Age: 63
Party: Tennessee Republican Party
Phone: 615-451-7454
Address: PO Box 1437
Gallatin, TN 37066
 
Diane Black's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
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Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Born January 16, 1951, Baltimore, Maryland
Married to Dr. David Black
Three children
Six grandchildren
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Diane began working in health care after receiving an associate's degree in nursing in 1971. She earned a bachelor's degree in nursing from Belmont University in 1992.
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
She tirelessly worked to provide health care to the sick and injured as a nurse for 40 years and continues to hold her nursing license. She has worked in emergency rooms and has taught at Volunteer State Community College as an assistant professor of allied health.
Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
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Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Community Involvement
American Heart Association - Past Board Member
Children are People, Inc. - Board Member
Gallatin Chapter of American Cancer Society - Past President
Gallatin Toastmasters - Past President
Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County - Past Vice Chair
Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce - Past Board Member
Hendersonville Rotary Club - Member & Past President
Hendersonville Rotary Foundation - President
Leadership Middle Tennessee Alumni
Leadership Sumner Alumni Association - Member & Past President
P.E.O. - Member & Past President
United Way of Sumner County - Past Chair
Volunteer State Community College Foundation - Board Member
VSA arts of Tennessee - Board Member
YMCA of Hendersonville - Past Board Member
Chambers of Commerce
Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Portland, Robertson County, Westmoreland, White House, Hendersonville
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Diane was elected to Tennessee's 18th State Senate District in 2004, which includes Robertson and Sumner Counties. Diane previously represented Tennessee in the House of Representatives for the 45th District. Diane currently serves as Chair of the Senate Republican Caucus and is the first woman in Tennessee history to hold that title. She also serves as a member of Senate General Welfare Health and Human Resources Committee, Judiciary Committee, Finance Committee, TennCare Oversight Committee and Select Committee on Children and Youth.

Throughout her legislative career, she has been a champion for elementary and higher education, traditional family values, long term health care for seniors and disabled, fiscal responsibility and stricter penalties for sex offenders.
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Children Protection Investigative Team Leadership Award 2009
Champions for Seniors in Assisted Living Award 2008
Tennessee Home Education Association Statesman Award 2008
Farmers Insurance Group, Outstanding Legislative & Community Service 2008
The Junior Leagues of Tennessee Legislator of the Year Award 2008
Tennessee Development District Association Legislator of the Year Award 2008
Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Class of 2007
Sumner Ladies Delegation, First Woman Senate Republican Caucus Chairman 2007
State Public Policy Leadership Award, American Diabetes Association 2007
American Heart Association Advocate for the Year 2006
County Officials Association of Tennessee "Outstanding State Senator" 2005
Tennessee Nurses Association"Outstanding Legislator" of the Year 2005
Right to Life Legislator of the Year 2004
Tennessee Home Education Association "Friend of the Family" Award 2004
ACS Legislator of the Year 2003
Sumner County YMCA Volunteer of the Year 2001
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