Tim Burchett is a career fighter, public servant and a Republican candidate for Congress. Tim is running to represent the people of Tennessee's 2nd Congressional District because he is frustrated with Washington politicians who fail to get the job done.

Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, Tim attended Bearden High School before earning his Bachelor's degree in education from the University of Tennessee.

Dedicated to serving his community, Tim has spent much of his adult life serving the people of East Tennessee. First, in the State House of Representatives where he sponsored and supported countless bills cutting taxes, reigning in government spending and protecting the God-given liberties of Tennesseans. Then, in the State Senate, where he solidified his reputation as an effective legislator.

In 2010, Tim was sworn into office as Knox County Mayor. As mayor, he has focused on true conservative leadership by limiting the scope of government. He fought back the biggest property tax increase in county history, cut the county's debt by $50 million, and paid cash to build a new elementary school.

From the capitol in Nashville to the Knox County Mayor's Office, Tim always stands for what is right, no matter the political cost. Tim is a proven leader who gets the job done and puts the best interests of Tennesseans ahead of petty partisanship and personal gain.

His commitment to working hard and his determination to do the right thing came from his parents, Charlie and Joyce Burchett. Charlie and Joyce grew up during the depression, served their country and were both career educators. Tim's father fought under Col. Chesty Puller in the Pacific during World War II. Tim's mother learned to fly an airplane in support of the war effort, an uncommon feat for a woman in the 1940s.

He still lives in Knoxville with his wife, Kelly, and their daughter, Isabel, who has given Tim the title of "best crawdad catcher in North America."

As the divide between Washington politicians and their constituents continues to grow, Tim wants to do what he's always done - fight for East Tennessee. He wants to fight for the families, the factory workers, and the small business owners who make this country great. Join him.