Congressman Scott DesJarlais represents the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee, which includes Pickett, Fentress, Scott, Campbell, Morgan, Moore, Cumberland, White, Warren, Van Buren, Bledsoe, Sequatchie, Grundy, Franklin, Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Coffee, and Marion counties. Also included are portions of Hickman, Williamson, and Roane counties.
As a resident of South Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Scott ran for office because he wanted to bring common sense and hometown, conservative values to Congress. Scott plans to use his first term in Congress to focus on returning fiscal discipline and accountability to Washington, reducing the size of government and finding ways to create jobs that will help to strengthen our nationís economy.
Scott 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 moved to Tennessee almost two decades ago to practice medicine at the Grand View Medical Center in Jasper.
As a doctor, Scott has seen firsthand the importance of an efficient, well run health care system and understands the importance of leaving health care decisions to patients and their physicians and not the bureaucrats in Washington.
Congressman DesJarlais serves on three committees that allow him to directly address and influence many issues that are important to the Fourth District, as well as play a vital role in shaping how the overall federal government functions:
- Oversight and Government Reform
- Education and Workforce
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.