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Bill Frist (R)
Junior Senator from Tennessee

Elected: 1994 (2nd term)
Note: NRSC Chairman
Hometown: Nashville
Born: February 22, 1952; Nashville, Tenn.
Religion: Presbyterian
Family: Wife, Karyn Frist; three children
Education: Princeton U., B.A. 1974; Harvard U., M.D. 1978
Career: Surgeon
Political Highlights: no previous office; U.S. Senate; U.S. Senate, 1995-present
Committees: Budget; Foreign Relations ( International Operations & Terrorism; African Affairs - chairman; Near Eastern & South Asian Affairs); Health, Education, Labor & Pensions ( Children & Families; Public Health - chairman)
Address: 416 Russell Senate Office Building, Constitution and Delaware Aves., N.E., Washington, DC, 20510-4205
Phone: (202) 224-3344
Fax: (202) 228-1264
E-mail: senator_frist@frist.senate.gov
Web site: frist.senate.gov

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated: August 18, 2000). To suggest updates and corrections: politics.feedback@cq.com


Record and Rankings
RECORD AND RANKINGS

CQ Voting Studies are an annual analysis of a member's support or opposition to a given position. Interest Group Ratings are based on rankings from groups chosen to represent liberal, conservative, business and labor viewpoints.Voting Participation scores are based on the number of times a member voted "yea" or "nay" on roll call votes (not including quorum calls in the House).

CQ Vote Studies
Year Presidential
Support
Party
Unity
  S* O* S O
1998 44% 54% 94% 6%
1997 59 41 89 11
1996 39 59 95 4
1995 25 75 95 4
S=Support; O=Oppose

Voting Participation
Year %
1998 99
1997 100
1996 99
1995 99
Interest Groups
Year ADA AFL-CIO CCUS ACU
1998 5% n/a 94% 80 %
1997 10 0 100 72
1996 0 0 100 95
1995 0 0 100 83

Note on Interest Groups: ADA=Americans for Democratic Action; AFL-CIO=American Federation of Labor-Congress of Industrial Organizations; CCUS=Chamber of Commerce of the United States; ACU=American Conservative Union

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999) AT A GLANCE
AT A GLANCE

State Legislature | Urban Statistics | Registered Voters | U.S. Congress | Term Limits | Elections | Population | Miscellaneous

State Legislature
General Assembly:
Meets for 90 days over 2 years, beginning in January
House of Representatives: 99 members, 2-year terms
1999 breakdown: 40R, 59D; 82 men, 17 women
Salary: $16,500/year; $114/day in session; $525/month expenses
Phone: (615) 741-2901
Senate: 33 members, 4-year terms
1999 breakdown: 15R, 18D; 28 men, 5 women
Salary: $16,500/year; $114/day in session; $525/month expenses
Phone: (615) 741-2730

Urban Statistics
Memphis: Mayor W. W. Herenton (D), Population 596,725
Nashville-Davidson: Mayor Philip N. Bredesen (D), Population 511,263
Knoxville: Mayor Victor Ashe (R), Population 167,535
Chattanooga: Mayor Jon Kinsey, Population 150,425
Clarksville: Mayor Johnny Piper, Population 94,879

Registered Voters
Voters do not register by party.

U.S. Congress
Senate: 2 R
House: 4 D, 5 R

Term Limits
For state offices: No

Elections
1996 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 48%, Bob Dole 46%, Ross Perot 6%
1992 Presidential Vote:
Bill Clinton 47%, George Bush 42%, Ross Perot 10%
1988 Presidential Vote:
George Bush 58%, Michael S. Dukakis 42%

Population
1998 population (est.): 5,319,654
1990 population: 4,877,185
1980 population: 4,591,120
Percent change 1980-90: +6%
Rank among states (1998): 17
White: 82%
Black: 16%
Asian or Pacific islander: 1%
Hispanic origin: 1%
Urban: 61%
Rural: 39%
Born in state: 69%
Foreign-born: 1%
Under age 18: 1,324,789 (25%)
Ages 18-64: 3,373,267 (63%)
65 and older: 670,142 (12%)
Median age: 35.6

Miscellaneous
Web: www.state.tn.us
Capital: Nashville
Median household income: $31,066 (1997)
   Rank among states: 43
Total area: 42,146 sq. miles
   Rank among states: 36

Source: Congressional Quarterly (Updated April 1999)


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