Chris Devaney Wins Unanimous Vote To Join National GOP’s Budget Committee

Friday, August 16, 2013
On the final day of business at the Republican National Committee’s summer meeting, Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney was unanimously elected to fill an opening on the RNC’s Budget Committee.
 
The Budget Committee is a permanent committee of the RNC and is tasked with the responsibility of “developing a budget” as well as “reviewing the income and expenditures of the Republican National Committee.”
 

The Budget Committee is composed of 11 members of the Republican National Committee, three of whom are appointed by the chairman of the Republican National Committee, and each of the four regions shall elect two members, one man and one woman. Mr. Devaney fills a seat that recently became vacant.

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus congratulated Mr. Devaney on his election and said, “Chris Devaney has done a tremendous job leading the Tennessee Republican Party to electoral success and his sound financial stewardship has played a major role in that. I’m proud he is joining our strong team on the Budget Committee.”

The TNGOP has consistently enjoyed fundraising and financial success. The party consistently outraises its political counterparts and all of its targeted races across the state are fully funded.

Mr. Devaney said, “I’m ready to roll up my sleeves and get to work with my colleagues on the Budget Committee to ensure our funds continue being utilized in the best way possible to ensure maximum Republican success across the country. Chairman Priebus has put us in a great financial position to be successful in 2014 and beyond. It’s an honor to join this team.”

Earlier this year, Tennessee Republican national committeewoman Peggy Lambert was elected the Southern Region vice chairwoman. Tennessee national committeeman John Ryder was appointed to the position of RNC general counsel.


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