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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tim James Announces 8 Regional Directors for Gubernatorial Campaign


Tim James announced Wednesday that he is completing his campaign's grassroots leadership with eight regional directors who will be responsible for covering all of Alabama for his gubernatorial race.

"We have been fortunate to have outstanding community and political leaders from throughout Alabama," James said, in a press release. "They provide a depth of experience and support to our campaign that give us a strong head-start in this marathon race toward the June 2010 primary."

The eight regional directors are:

Bill Armistead, Metro Birmingham Region: Business executive, former State Senator from Shelby-Jefferson Counties, and Republican nominee for lieutenant governor in 2002.

Chuck Carver, Montgomery Region: Former CEO of two Montgomery-based manufacturers. Key adviser to Todd Strange for Mayor campaign. Worldwide business consultant on corporate turnarounds and logistics.

Alan Clark, Wiregrass Region: CEO of multi-national company based in Dothan and former chair of the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.

Braxton Counts, Mobile Region: Mobile attorney and civic leader. Formerly on the Washington, D.C. staff of Congressman Sonny Callahan.

Cooper James, East Alabama Region: Opelika business executive and community leader, including former President of the Opelika Kiwanis Club.

Stan McDonald, Tennessee Valley Region: Huntsville area attorney and business owner. Former State Revenue Commissioner and Republican activist.

Lowell Moore, Northwest Alabama Region: Longtime ironworker and Franklin County Republican committee member since 1957, serving as county coordinator for Gov. Bob Riley's campaigns and former Gov. Fob James's 1998 campaign.

Bob Wills, Baldwin Region: Baldwin County attorney and civic leader, including serving as trustee of the Baldwin County Board of Education.

Upcoming Speaking Schedule
Tim James is speaking to civic groups and Republican clubs across Alabama. Here's his schedule:

Wednesday - May 20 - Coffee County Republican Women's Club
Thursday - May 21 - Tuscaloosa County Republican Women's Club, Blount County ALFA
Tuesday - May 26 - Marshall County ALFA

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks

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