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Top Gibbons Supporters Shifting To Wamp Campaign In West Tennessee

Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor; April 21, 2010:

NASHVILLE – Zach Wamp, Republican candidate for Governor, today announced that key players from Shelby County District Attorney General Bill Gibbons’ gubernatorial campaign in West Tennessee have signed on to support Wamp in his bid for governor.

Kim Perry of Collierville, who served as Shelby County chairman for General Gibbons, will serve as the Wamp campaign’s new full-time Shelby County Coordinator.

Nancy Strawn of Jackson, who served as the Gibbons chairman in Madison County, will serve as Wamp’s new 8th congressional district chair for his gubernatorial campaign.

Jenci Spradlin, a well-known Republican activist and blogger in Jackson, who has more than 4,600 followers on Twitter and who previously supported General Gibbons for governor, has also signed on to the Wamp campaign team.

“I am honored and excited to have Kim Perry, Nancy Strawn, Jenci Spradlin and so many others in West Tennessee who previously supported my good friend Bill Gibbons come on board our growing campaign. No one is working harder to earn the support of Bill Gibbons and his many supporters all across our state, and I am proud to have these outstanding leaders join our team.” Wamp said.

“West Tennessee is a big focus for me because Memphis matters, and what is good for Memphis is always good for Tennessee. As Governor, growing jobs and greater economic success in Shelby and Madison counties, the Haywood Megasite and all of West Tennessee will be a top priority.”

Wamp added that more top Gibbons leaders from other areas of the state who have now signed on to support the Wamp campaign would be announced soon.

Kim Perry is an experienced and well-connected political and community leader in Memphis. In addition to chairing General Gibbons’ campaign in Shelby County, Perry led the grassroots efforts for Shelby County’s McCain/Palin team in 2008 and currently serves as Vice-Treasurer of the Shelby County Republican Party Steering Committee.

Perry also serves as President of the Collierville Republican Club and Secretary of both the Lunch Hour Republican Club and the Republican Women of Purpose. She is an active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and serves on the Collierville Arts Council and the Board of Directors for the Memphis Youth Symphony. Perry lives in Collierville with her husband, David, and her two children.

Nancy Strawn of Jackson previously served as General Gibbons’ Madison County campaign chairman, a position she also held with Bob Corker’s U.S. Senate campaign in 2006. Strawn currently serves as a member of the Tennessee Republican Party’s state executive committee and is a longtime grassroots activist who’s been involved in every Tennessee and national GOP campaign since 1964.

Jenci Spradlin is a small business owner, active blogger and grassroots activist from Jackson who’s also a prolific writer and political commentator on West Tennessee issues. You can find Jenci on Twitter as @JenciTN, where she has accumulated more than 4,600 followers. In fact, she has more followers on Twitter than any of the three Republican candidates for governor.

For more information about Zach Wamp and his campaign for governor, please visit the campaign online at

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