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Thursday, June 4, 2009

Former Mobile County GOP Chairman Joins Tim James for Governor

Former Mobile County Republican Party Chairman Mark Erwin announced Thursday that he will be the county coordinator for Tim James for Governor.

Last week, James named former Jefferson County Republican Party Chairman David Wheeler as his county coordinator there, and longtime GOP activist Becky Vasko of Silverhill as his Baldwin County coordinator, according to the James campaign.

“The past four years, Mark Erwin has worked tirelessly to build a strong Republican Party in Mobile County. I look forward to working with Mark as we move forward with building a strong campaign organization,” James sai, in a statement.

Erwin, of the law firm, Satterwhite & Erwin LLC of Mobile, will be responsible for building a grass-roots campaign organization in Mobile County.

“Tim James has demonstrated his leadership abilities as a moving force for leaner, more responsive state government. He’s the kind of Conservative Republican governor we need for Alabama,” Erwin said in a statement.

A member of Mobile County’s Republican Executive Committee and the Alabama GOP Executive Committee for 10 years, Erwin served two terms as county GOP chair until this past January. He’s been an attorney, practicing in Mobile County, since 1998, clerking for Circuit Judge Joseph S. “Rusty” Johnston of Mobile County for a year following graduation from University of Alabama School of Law. He’s a graduate from Freed-Hardeman University. Erwin is a native of Mobile and graduate of Mobile Christian High School.

He and partner Harry Satterwhite formed Satterwhite and Erwin LLC in June 2001. Erwin is a member of the Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys. He served 2 years as Judge of Probate under Judge Don Davis, Mobile County Probate Judge. Serving temporary Judge for City of Saraland.

-- posted by Markeshia Ricks


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