In 2012, Tennesseans overwhelmingly elected Bob Corker to his second term in the U.S. Senate, where he serves as chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and is an active member of the Banking Committee and the Budget Committee.
Bob was Tennessee’s commissioner of finance and mayor of Chattanooga before being elected to the Senate in 2006, but he spent most of his life in business. At the age of 25, Bob started his own construction company with $8,000 in savings and a pickup truck, eventually expanding operations to 18 states across the country.
“We are proud to have him be the featured speaker for our third luncheon in the GOP Speaker series,” said Donna Barrett, Rutherford County Republican Party Chairman. It’s his results-driven businessman’s perspective that allowed him to make a mark early in his Senate tenure and become a pragmatic thought leader on fiscal and financial issues.
Recognizing the important impact U.S. leadership and diplomacy abroad can have on our economy and national security, Bob also is an active leader on the Foreign Relations Committee. Since taking office in 2007, he has visited more than 70 countries to gain a deeper understanding of the strategic relationships between the U.S. and other nations, and in 2015, his colleagues elected him chairman. As the lead Republican on the committee, Corker works with his colleagues to set the committee agenda and help carry out legislative and oversight responsibilities.
The event will be held at the Doubletree Hotel at 1850 Old Fort Pkwy in Murfreesboro. The charge is $25 (including tax and gratuity) for the lunch meal. There is limited seating and those interested in attending please click here to order tickets. Tickets may also be purchased by contacting the County GOP at 615-893-7219 or email Annie Uselton at director@RutherfordGOP.org. You may also visit the Republican Party office at 111 East Main Street (next to the City Café) in Murfreesboro. The office is open Monday through Wednesday from 10 AM to 2 PM, Thursdays by appointment, Friday from Noon – 5 PM and Saturday 8 am to Noon.
Bob graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1974 with a degree in Industrial Management. He and his wife of 29 years, Elizabeth, live in Chattanooga. They have two daughters, Emily Corker, Julia and her husband Justin Spickard, and one grandchild.
Contact: Annie Uselton, GOP Office Director