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Character Name: Robert Henry Tillman

Nation: United Stated

Party: Republican

Home State: Louisiana 

Home County: United Stated

Home Media Market: South (?)


Previous Job: Agriculture Executive
Date of Birth: October 19, 1961
Race / Ethnicity: White
Religion: Catholic
Wealth: Upper Class
Sex: Male
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Are you married?: Yes

Which class of Senate seat is the one you're choosing? (Use this to help): Class II
How many children do you have?:  4

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Robert Henry Tillman
United States Senator for Louisiana
Louisiana Republican Party

"They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of
waiters brings you the dish,
the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen." - Huey Long


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Media market should be Baton Rouge, LA.


Robert Henry Tillman
United States Senator for Louisiana
Louisiana Republican Party

"They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of
waiters brings you the dish,
the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen." - Huey Long


BIOGRAPHY | PRESS OFFICE | TWITTER

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Robert Henry Tillman
Republican Senator for Louisiana

Robert Henry Tillman was born October 19, 1961 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Robert Lewis Tillman, a cobbler, and his wife, Marie Thérèse (née Beauchamps). He is the fourth of the couple's eight surviving children. Tillman grew up in relative poverty, his father's small shoe-making business struggling through the sixties and seventies as men began to dress more casually. He was educated at a small Catholic boys' school where he excelled in sciences and history. His grades earned him a scholarship to attend Louisiana State University in 1978 where he began to study history before switching to agricultural sciences. He graduated with a B.Sc. in 1983 and took a small loan from a credit union to buy a farm in Lake Providence, LA where he raised chickens, goats, and llamas as well as growing onions, garlic and other alliums. Between 1985 and 1990, Tillman's farm grew 30% year-over-year, astonishing growth for the period. Though growth slowed down, it did not stop, eventually leading Tillman to become the owner of several farming operations across the state by 1999. In 2001, Tillman sold the lion's share of his agricultural holdings, keeping only a small hobby farm for animals just outside of Baton Rouge, earning an estimated $13.2 million. 

It was also at this time that Tillman began to teach agricultural science part time at LSU and became an executive member of the Louisiana Republican Party. In 2003, Tillman ran for Louisiana State Senate in District 15, winning the primary on a socially-conservative but fiscally-moderate platform. He ultimately lost in the heavily-Democratic district but his performance impressed many within the state apparatus. In 2005, Tillman was made Director of Policy for the Republican Party of Louisiana, a position in which he served until 2008 when he was made Chairman of the party. Between 2005 and 2008, Tillman ran twice more for the state senate, both times in District 15 and, though continuing to impress with his electoral performances, and consistently increasing his vote share, losing. In 2009, Tillman contested in District 16 after Dr. Bill Cassidy was elected to the United States House of Representatives. Tillman was contested in the primary by prominent Baton Rouge Republicans, Lee Domingue (backed by Bobby Jindal), Dan Claitor and Laurinda Lege Calongne. In the first round, Tillman was in second place with Claitor edging out the competition. After the second round of voting, Tillman had won an overall majority, having received support from both Calongne and Domingue as well as other Republican establishment officials from the Baton Rouge area. Tillman won the general election easily and became a State Senator in Louisiana. 

Between 2009 and 2012, Tillman was a backbencher who sat on the Agriculture Committee of the State Senate, even chairing the committee in 2011. In 2013, Tillman was elected to serve as Senate Majority Leader where he worked closely with Governor Bobby Jindal to pass much of the governor's legislative agenda. The relationship between Tillman and Jindal was, at times, strained, with Tillman remarking privately in a comment that was later leaked that "Governor [Jindal] is more concerned about positioning himself to run for President then he is with ensuring that the fine people of Louisiana are cared for." Additionally, Tillman was not a free-market ideologue in the same way that Jindal was, preferring what he called "Louisiana conservatism" (which is essentially a derivative of Huey Long's ideology) to the more mainstream conservatism of Jindal. In 2014, after a relatively-successful albeit short term as Senate Majority Leader, Tillman announced his candidacy to become a United States Senator for Louisiana. In the first ballot, Tillman had to compete with Dr. Bill Cassey, the Representative from his district and the former State Senator from the district he had represented. Tillman edged out a name for himself by promoting family values, including economic assistance for families, and an Americans first foreign policy. He came second in the first ballot before winning the second ballot by a significant margin against incumbent Democrat, Mary Landrieu. Tillman has been serving as the US Senator for Louisiana on the backbenches since. 

Tillman is married to Anne (née Bilodeaux) and the couple have six children: Robert Henry II, Leo Joseph, Mary Theresa, Arthur Prescott, Cecila Anne, and Angelica Maria. They reside in Baton Rouge on the farm where they keep horses, sheep, a goat, some pigs, and a dog named Barney. Tillman is a lover of bourbon and history and maintains a vast library of antique books which he enjoys reading or showing off to guests. 

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Robert Henry Tillman
United States Senator for Louisiana
Louisiana Republican Party

"They've got a set of Republican waiters on one side and a set of Democratic waiters on the other side, but no matter which set of
waiters brings you the dish,
the legislative grub is all prepared in the same Wall Street kitchen." - Huey Long


BIOGRAPHY | PRESS OFFICE | TWITTER

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On 7/6/2019 at 11:48 AM, Ryan said:

Character Name: Robert Henry Tillman

Nation: United Stated

Party: Republican

Home State: Louisiana 

Home County: United Stated

Home Media Market: South (?)


Previous Job: Agriculture Executive
Date of Birth: October 19, 1961
Race / Ethnicity: White
Religion: Catholic
Wealth: Upper Class
Sex: Male
Sexuality: Heterosexual
Are you married?: Yes

Which class of Senate seat is the one you're choosing? (Use this to help): Class II
How many children do you have?:  4

Attributes
Experience 15
Name Recognition 10
Wealth 40
Charisma 35

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