Devaney Gets 2nd Term Heading State Republican Party

Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Tennessee Republican State Executive Committee on Saturday re-elected by acclamation Chris Devaney to a second full term as chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party. The election was held during the committee’s December meeting at the Hilton Garden Inn in Nashville.

He said, “It is an honor the State Executive Committee has elected me to serve another term. I look forward to working with Republicans across the state to strengthen our Party by effectively communicating our message to as many Tennesseans possible and want to thank committee members for this opportunity to help move our party forward for another two years.

“The Tennessee Republican Party has experienced great success, but it is critical we begin efforts now to build on that success in coming elections.

“Moving forward, it is important that we continue to expand the base that the Republican Party has had over the years in Tennessee. It is important to continue to recruit qualified men and women to serve, to continue building our county parties and to reach out to minority groups in our state and let them know they have a home in the Republican Party.”

Mr. Devaney was first elected chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party on May 30, 2009. He led the State Party’s efforts to elect Republicans in the 2010 midterm elections "which resulted in Republicans taking the governorship, gaining a Congressional majority, and increasing majorities in the General Assembly. This year, history was made again when Republicans gained supermajorities in the state House and state Senate."

Prior to serving as TRP Chairman, he worked as state director for Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), was an aide to U.S. Senators Fred Thompson (R-TN) and Phil Gramm (R-TX), served as executive director at the TRP and assisted with other campaigns across the country.

He and his wife Heather live in Chattanooga with their four children and attend Lookout Mountain Presbyterian Church.


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