Congressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. represents the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee, which includes Marshall, Bedford, Rutherford, Moore, Lincoln, Franklin, Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Warren, Van Buren, Bledsoe, and Rhea counties. Also included are portions of Maury and Bradley counties.
In Congress, Congressman DesJarlais has a proven track record of fighting for policies that that will return fiscal discipline and accountability to Washington and strengthen our nation’s economy. He has fought to balance the budget, repeal Obamacare and reduce the size of the federal government.
Congressman DesJarlais has voted against any effort to raise our nation’s debt limit, against sending taxpayer dollars to Syria and Ukraine and against raising taxes.
National Journal Magazine has ranked Congressman DesJarlais as the fourth most conservative member of the United States House of Representatives and Congressional Quarterly listed him as one of the top five Members of Congress who has consistently voted against President Obama’s agenda.
Congressman DesJarlais serves on three committees that allow him to directly address and influence many issues important to the Fourth District. These are the Committees he serves on:
Congressman DesJarlais earned degrees in Chemistry and Psychology from the University of South Dakota and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine.
Scott and his wife Amy have three children: Tyler, Ryan and their little sister Maggie. The DesJarlais family are active members of the Epiphany Episcopal Church in Sherwood, Tennessee where Amy grew up.