Patsy Hazlewood Names Campaign Leadership For District 27 State Representative Race

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
From left to right: Bill Raines, Hal Hazlewood, Grady Williams, Patsy Hazlewood, Tom Edd Wilson, Craig Holley, Steve Jett, Claude Ramsey, Dalton Thompson, & Gina Crumbliss
From left to right: Bill Raines, Hal Hazlewood, Grady Williams, Patsy Hazlewood, Tom Edd Wilson, Craig Holley, Steve Jett, Claude Ramsey, Dalton Thompson, & Gina Crumbliss

Patsy Hazlewood, Republican candidate for the Tennessee House District 27 seat, announced her campaign team at the Red Bank Community Center.

Members of the Hazlewood campaign include:

Campaign Chairman- Grady Williams

Campaign Treasurer- Nick Decosimo

Campaign Manager- Dalton Thompson

Campaign Finance Team- Claude Ramsey, Tom Edd Wilson, Fred Decosimo, Gina Crumbliss, Marcy Eason, John Foy, Craig Holley, Steve Jett, Bill Raines, Susan Rich, and Jo Ann Yates.

"I'm thrilled and honored to have such a dedicated and accomplished team by my side," said Ms. Hazlewood. "My team is comprised of many community and business leaders who care deeply for District 27. I believe this team will help steer our campaign toward a victory in August and will give us the chance to ensure the people of District 27 have the representation they deserve and a voice they can trust in Nashville."

District 27 is comprised of the following local areas: Lookout Valley, Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, Red Bank, Falling Water, Mowbray Mountain, and Soddy Daisy, as well as municipalities that hug the western border of Hamilton County.

Ms. Hazlewood indicated the focus of her campaign will be job creation and the development of an educated workforce in the region.   "In listening to voters in District 27, it is clear they want results and not talking points," said Ms. Hazlewood. "The priorities I've heard are the need for job creation and an educated workforce that is equipped academically and technologically."

Ms. Hazlewood was most recently appointed regional director for the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development by Governor Bill Haslam. She managed the economic development of the 10-county southeastern region for just under three years. Hazlewood also gained more than 30 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working with AT&T and BellSouth as assistant vice-president for legislative and external affairs and in other leadership capacities. As an organizer and founding director of CapitalMark Bank and Trust, Ms, Hazlewood continues to serve as director for CapitalMark Bank.

Additionally, Ms. Hazlewood served as former president of the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce board and the Better Business Bureau board. She was ultimately honored as the Chattanooga Area Manager of the Year and the 2012 Tennessee Woman of Distinction. Ms. Hazlewood was also the first woman elected president of the Chattanooga Rotary Club in the organization's then 96-year history. Ms. Hazlewood has served as board member and chair of many community organizations, including: United Way of Greater Chattanooga, The Enterprise Center, River City, Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, along with various others.

Ms. Hazlewood earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She is an active member of Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church where she serves as an elder and trustee. Ms. Hazlewood and her husband, Hal, have lived on Signal Mountain for more than 34 years.

Early voting for the Republican nomination for State Representative for District 27 begins July 18, and election day is Aug. 7.  For more information about Patsy Hazlewood, please visit www.electpatsy.com.  


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