David (David) Kustoff (R-08)

US Representative David Kustoff

David (David) Kustoff (R-08)
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Capitol: 202.225.4714
FAX: 202.225.1765
District: 731.412.1037
Room 560 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-4208
242 South Lindell Street
Martin, TN 38237
Residence:Germantown, TN

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David Kustoff's roots run deep in West Tennessee. He was born and raised in Shelby County where he attended White Station High School. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Memphis and graduated in 1992 from the University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law. In 1992, David opened a law firm in Memphis, Tennessee. Over the years, he has served in various roles for the Republican Party, such as Chairman of the Shelby County GOP from 1995 to 1999, Tennessee Chairman of Lamar Alexander's successful run for U.S. Senate in 2002 and Tennessee Chairman of both Bush/Cheney presidential campaigns in 2000 and 2004. Appointed U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee by President Bush in 2006, David Kustoff set his sights on cleaning up government corruption and fighting violent crime and drugs. He oversaw the majority of the Tennessee Waltz trials that sent 12 defendants, including Senator John Ford, to federal prison. In 2010, David joined the board of BankTennessee, where he put his leadership skills to work, advising the direction of the Community Bank that has served West Tennessee for more than 80 years. Governor Bill Haslam appointed David to the Tennessee Higher Education Commission in 2015, where he oversaw the implementation of the Tennessee Promise program that provides last dollar Community College scholarships and Tennessee Reconnect, designed to help adults complete their college degrees. In 2016, David was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. In 2018, 2020, and 2022 he was re-elected to the House of Representatives and he currently is in his fourth term serving the 8th District of Tennessee. He serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. The Ways and Means Committee is the oldest committee in the United States Congress and has jurisdiction over issues that affect West Tennesseans every day including taxes, healthcare, trade, and family support programs. In addition to serving on the full Committee on Ways and Means, David was also appointed to serve on the Subcommittees on Tax, Trade, and Social Security. He will continue to fight for the conservative principles that have defined his career; he stands ready to challenge the way things are done in Washington. David and his wife, Roberta, live in Germantown and have two children.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2016    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Roberta   DOB: 10/8/1966
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