Presently serving his first term in Congress, Phil Roe is a leader in community involvement and public service. He represents the First Congressional District of Tennessee, which includes Carter, Cocke, Greene, Hamblen, Hawkins, Johnson, Sullivan, Unicoi, Washington, Jefferson and Sevier Counties.
Phil serves on three House Committees: Agriculture, Veteran Affairs and Education and Labor. These committee assignments directly allow Phil to address and influence the many issues that are important to the First District farmers, students, teachers, veterans and workers.
A native of Tennessee, he was born on July 21, 1945 in Clarksville and now resides in Johnson City. He earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Austin Peay in 1967 and he earned his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970. Upon graduation, he served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps.
As a physician, Phil has established himself as a leader in healthcare while running a medical practice in Johnson City for 31 years, delivering close to 5,000 babies.
Additionally, Phil served as the Mayor of Johnson City from 2007 to 2009, having previously served as vice mayor from 2003 to 2007. As a representative of Tennessee, Phil works hard to protect family values; to keep our promises to our seniors; to strengthen our military; and to improve education with greater local control and less bureaucracy.
Phil and his wife Pam have three children: David C. Roe 36, John Roe 32, and Whitney Larkin 24. They are proud to have two grandchildren. Phil and Pam are members of Munsey United Methodist Church.