Editor's note: This is the third in a series of stories profiling the major candidates for Tennessee's U.S. Senate and governor seats. This week, we will begin profiling candidates in the governor's race. Visit timesfreepress.com/politics to read previous profiles on the Senate candidates.
Name: Diane BlackPolitical party: RepublicanAge: 67Education: Associate’s degree in nursing from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md.; bachelor’s degree in nursing from Belmont UniversityFamily: Black is married to David Black and has three children, Steve, 46, Jill, 43, and Katie, 40.Work: Before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, Black served in the Tennessee legislature as both a representative and a senator for a total of 12 years.