Weston Wamp Announces Campaign Leadership

Monday, January 27, 2014
Third Congressional District candidate Weston Wamp announced the first members of his campaign staff and leadership team today. The accomplished group includes three notable Chattanooga entrepreneurs as well as a former staffer for Congressman Chuck Fleischmann and a 25-year veteran of the Chattanooga Police Department.

“I’m honored that people of this caliber have joined my campaign for Congress,” said Mr. Wamp. “Our campaign team spans three generations, but shares a passion for seeing Washington work
to serve the people again.
The Congress does not have to be an embarrassment to our country.
We deserve much better representation and with this team I believe we are on our way to a winning campaign and an opportunity to set a higher standard than the current Congressman.”

Members of the Wamp Campaign include:

Corky Coker, Finance Chairman - Corky Coker is the president and CEO of Coker Tire. One
of Chattanooga’s most well-known business leaders, Mr. Coker has been active in local politics since the early 1980s. Mr. Coker will lead the campaign’s fundraising efforts as finance chairman.

Marshall Brock, Finance Director - Mr. Brock started Clumpie’s Ice Cream on Chattanooga’s North Shore fourteen years ago and more recently co-founded Chattanooga Football Club with other local businessmen. He is the nephew of former U.S. Senator Bill Brock, who was elected to the represent the 3rd Congressional District at 31 years old. Mr. Brock is on staff with the Wamp campaign as the full-time finance director.

D Winchester, Southern Campaign Coordinator - A native of Lookout Valley, D Winchester is
a local conservative political activist and specialist in the Army Reserves. D is on staff to
coordinate scheduling, grassroots activity and volunteers in the district’s lower five counties.

Adria Landmesser, Northern Campaign Coordinator - A lifelong resident of Anderson and
Roane Counties, Adria Landmesser, worked as assistant to the Congressman in Congressman Chuck Fleischmann’s office from 2011-2013. She has been active with many East Tennessee
charitable organizations and political campaigns. Adria is on staff to coordinate the campaign in the district’s upper six counties.

Nick Macco, Technology & Media Director - Nick Macco is a co-founder of Southtree, a
Chattanooga-based digital preservation firm, which he started in his dorm at Lee University and has grown into an industry leader. He will support the candidate in new media and messaging.

Rick Mincy, Special Projects - Recently retired after 25 years with the Chattanooga Police
Department where he served as a sergeant, Rick Mincy will support the candidate in research, fundraising and building coalitions.

Mr. Wamp said more of his campaign leadership team will be named at a later date. Questions may be directed to D Winchester at 423 598-0318 or d@westonwamp.com.

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