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Tennessee Republican Party
Chairman Chris Devaney
(first elected on May 30, 2009; re-elected Dec. 4, 2010) State director for Sen. Bob Corker from June 2007. Regional director and state director to Sen. Phil Gramm (TX) from 2000. Executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party from 2005. Projects director and field rep. for Sen. Fred Thompson. Deputy communications and research director for Fred Thompson's successful 1994 campaign for U.S. Senate. Media relations for the U.S. Senate Republican Conference. Editor with NBC Radio News in Washington, DC; reporter in Oklahoma. B.A. in political science from the University of Oklahoma. Grew up in a small town in Texas; lives in Chattanooga.
Executive Director Adam Nickas
(promoted March 2011; previously political director
from May 2010) Political director for Bill Gibbons’ campaign for
Governor of Tennessee, 2009-10. Field representative of Lamar
Alexander for U.S. Senate, 2008. Field representative on Mike
Huckabee for President Iowa caucus campaign. Public relations
director at the Have A Standard Foundation, 2002-04. Bachelor's
degree in political science from University of Memphis, 2008, after
studying at University of Tennesssee in Knoxville, 2004-06.
Native of Germantown, TN.