ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress

ALIPAC's 2010 Candidate Survey

Name of Candidate: Diane Black

Name of Campaign Committee: Diane Black for Congress

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 1437 Gallatin TN 37066

Phone Contact Information: 615-451-7454

Campaign E-mail and website:

State and District: Tennessee 6

Political Party: Republican

Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat): Open Seat

Incumbents Only: What is your career grade at "

Campaign Funds Raist as of most recent reporting cycle:

This for completed by (Candidate and Campaign Managers Only):

Candidate Background Information

Top Campaign Issues: Economy and Health Care

Are the issues of illegal immigration and Amnesty addressed on your campaign website? If so, please provide us with a link

Currently no, but we are updating our site information

Education, Awards & Honors
* B.S.N from Belmont University (1991)
* A.S.N from Anne Arundel College in Annapolis, Maryland (1971)

Honors and Awards
* Children Protection Investigative Team Leadership Award 2009
* Champions for Seniors in Assisted Living Award 2008
* Tennessee Home Education Association Statesman Award 2008
* Farmers Insurance Group, Outstanding Legislative & Community Service 2008
* The Junior Leagues of Tennessee Legislator of the Year Award 2008
* Tennessee Development District Association Legislator of the Year Award 2008
* Henry Toll Fellowship Program, Class of 2007
* Sumner Ladies Delegation, First Woman Senate Republican Caucus Chairman 2007
* State Public Policy Leadership Award, American Diabetes Association 2007
* American Heart Association Advocate for the Year 2006
* County Officials Association of Tennessee "Outstanding State Senator" 2005
* Tennessee Nurses Association "Outstanding Legislator" of the Year 2005
* Right to Life Legislator of the Year 2004
* Tennessee Home Education Association "Friend of the Family" Award 2004
* ACS Legislator of the Year 2003
* Sumner County YMCA Volunteer of the Year 2001
* Leadership Sumner Distinguished Alumni 1998
* Hendersonville Rotary Club Rotarian of the Year 1993

Community Involvement
* American Heart Association - Past Board Member
* Children are People, Inc - Board Member
* Gallatin Chapter of American Cancer Society- Past President
* Gallatin Toastmasters - Past President
* Habitat for Humanity of Sumner County - Past Vice Chair
* Hendersonville Chamber of Commerce - Past Board Member
* Hendersonville Rotary Club - Member & Past President
* Hendersonville Rotary Foundation - President
* Leadership Middle Tennessee Alumni
* Leadership Sumner Alumni Association - Member & Past President
* P.E.O - Member & Past President
* United Way of Sumner County - Past Chair
* Volunteer State Community College Foundation - Board Member
* VSA arts of Tennessee - Board Member
* YMCA of Hendersonville - Past Board Member

Chambers of Commerce
Gallatin, Goodlettsville, Portland, Robertson County, Westmoreland, White House, Hendersonville

District Information

Please give a brief description of your district: The district is majority suburban/exurban, with a significant rural component. Tennessee does not register by party. The district was carried overwhelmingly by Republicans in the last three Presidential elections and carried by Republicans in every U.S. Senate election since 1994. The district has major manufacturing facilities like Nissan, distribution facilities, light manufacturing, and many service sector and agricultural jobs.

Percentage of Democrat, Republican, and Unaffliated Voters: Tennessee does not register by party

(Please describe your feelings on the following with a number 1-10 or with the response Undecided (1=Strongly Disagree, 2-4=Disagree, 5=Neutral, 6-9 Agree, 10=Strongly Agree)

I support Arizona's new immigration law SB 1070? (1-10) 10

As a member of Congress I will use the full power of my office, including
impeachment if necessary, to ensure the Executive Branch starts to enforce our existing border and immigration laws? (1-10)

Illegal Immigrants should be deported when detected in the interior of the US? (1-10) 10 - following due process.

I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal
immigrants currently in the US because allowing them to become voters would destroy future immigration enforcement efforts? (1-10) 10

I support Comprehensive Immigration ENFORCEMENT which will reverse illegal immigration in America? (1-10) 10

I oppose Obama's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty. (1-10) 10

I oppose Congressman Luis Gutierrez's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty bill H.R. 4321? (1-10) 10

I would have opposed John McCain and Ted Kennedy's Amnesty bill S. 1033 in 2005? (1-10) 10

I oppose any non-emergency taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens, including welfare, food stamps, licenses, and in-state tuition subsidies? (1-10) 10

I believe that employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens should be
heavily fined. (1-10) 10


If elected or re-elected to the US Congress, I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive Immigration Reform which would turn millions of illegal immigrants into voters thus destroying future borders of America. I will use the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to insure the Executive Branch secures America's border immediately and begins to adequately enforce the existing immigration and border laws of the United States, which were enacted by Congress at the behest of America's citizenry. I understand that the failure of the Executive Branch to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws is depriving all Americans of a Republican form of government and depriving our states of protection from invasion as mandated by the US Constitution. I intend to use the power of Congress to immediately remedy this problem that is costing many Americans their jobs, wages, taxpayer resources, property, security, and sometimes their very lives.

So help me God,

Diane Black

ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress