Freshman Class of the 112th Congress

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Chuck Fleischmann (R-3rd District)

About: Fleischmann, an attorney from Chattanooga, was elected to replace Republican Zach Wamp after Wamp left to pursue a bid for governor. Fleischmann will sit on the House Small Business and Natural Resources committees.

Election Results:
Chuck Fleischmann (R): 56.8%
John Wolfe (D): 28.0%


Scott DesJarlais (R-4th District)

About: DesJarlais surprised many observers by routing four-term Rep. Lincoln Davis by nearly 20 points. DesJarlais, a doctor, will sit on three committees: Agriculture, Oversight and Government Reform, and Education and Labor.

Election Results:
Scott DesJarlais (R): 57.1%
Lincoln Davis (D): 38.6%


Diane Black (R-6th District)

About: Black, a registered nurse who has served 12 years in the state legislature, was elected by an overwhelming margin to replace outgoing Rep. Bart Gordon. She won a plum seat on the House Ways and Means Committee.

Election Results:
Diane Black (R): 67.3%
Brett Carter (D): 29.4%


Stephen Fincher (R-8th District)

About: Fincher, a farmer, gospel singer, and businessman, became the first Republican since Reconstruction to win this seat once occupied by Davy Crockett. He will serve on the Agriculture Committee as well as the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.

Election Results:
Stephen Fincher (R): 59.0%
Roy Herron (D): 38.8%

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