Fred Thompson-Organization, Georgia
updated November 15, 2007

Executive Director and Communications Director State Senator Chip Rogers
(announced Sept. 19, 2007)  Elected to the Georgia Senate, representing District 21 (parts of Cherokee and Cobb counties), in 2004; is chair of the Senate Finance Committee and a member of the Committee on Assignments.  Elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002.  Self-employed in broadcasting and real estate.  Undergraduate degree from Georgia Tech and graduate degree from Georgia State University.  Native of Kennesaw.
Finance Chair Steve Croy
(announced Sept. 19, 2007)  President of Croy Realty Group in Richmond Hill.  President of Old South Land Company, Inc. and managing member of Belfast Investment Group.  In 2006, he served as Treasurer and Finance Chair for Lt. Governor Casey Cagle's successful campaign.  Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Southern University. Native Georgian.
also fundraising consultants Laura Dunaway and Diana Kincaid

Veterans for Fred Thompson (announced Nov. 6, 2007)
Major William (Bill) Russell Makepeace, IV, Chairman

GEORGIA LEGISLATORS FOR FRED (announced Nov. 15, 2007; 16 Senators, 39 Representatives and 3 former legislators)
Representative     Earl         Ehrhart             Co-Chair
Senator                 Tommie  Williams           Co-Chair

Senator                 John        Douglas           Vice-Chair
Representative     Jim          Cole                 Vice-Chair
Representative     Tom        Graves             Vice-Chair
Senator                Eric         Johnson
Senator                Bill          Cowsert
Senator                Greg       Goggans
Senator                Bill          Hamrick
Senator                Lee         Hawkins
Senator                Bill          Heath
Senator                Bill          Jackson
Senator                Jack        Murphy
Senator                Chip       Rogers
Senator                David      Shafer
Senator                Preston   Smith
Senator                Cecil       Staton
Senator                Don        Thomas
Senator                Mitch      Seabaugh

Representative     Amos      Amerson
Representative     Terry       Barnard
Representative     Timothy  Bearden
Representative     Tommy   Benton
Representative     Mark       Butler
Representative     Buddy     Carter
Representative     Jim          Cole
Representative     Doug      Collins
Representative     Clay        Cox
Representative     Burke      Day
Representative     Tom        Dickson
Representative     Earl         Ehrhart
Representative     Terry       England
Representative     Melvin     Everson
Representative     Ron        Forster
Representative     Allen       Freeman
Representative     Rich        Golick
Representative     Tom        Graves
Representative     Mark       Hamilton
Representative     John       Heard
Representative     Calvin     Hill
Representative     Billy         Horne
Representative     Penny     Houston
Representative     Sean       Jerguson
Representative     Tom        Knox
Representative     Barry       Loudermilk
Representative     Roger     Lane
Representative     Bob         Lane
Representative     John       Lunsford
Representative     Howard   Maxwell
Representative     John       Meadows
Representative     Jay          Neal
Representative     Allen       Peake
Representative     John       Yates
Representative     Cecily      Hill
Representative     James     Mills

Fmr Senator         Brian       Kemp
Fmr. Rep.             Chuck     Harper
Fmr. Senator        Bill          Stephens


endorsements from Cobb County Republicans (announced Oct. 18, 2007)
Sheriff Neil Warren -  has served the Cobb County Government and Sheriff's Department for his entire career.  After serving as Chief Deputy Sheriff, he was elected Sheriff in 2004.

Representative Earl Ehrhart - the longest serving Republican in the Georgia House of Representatives.

District Attorney Pat Head - served as District Attorney since 1998.  A former Solicitor for the State Court of Cobb County.  U.S. Navy veteran.

also note
Regional Political Director - Joel McElhannon
Partner at South Public Affairs Consulting, LLC in Atlanta.  Since 1999 he has served as the general consultant for 25 primary and general elections campaigns.  (Examples include Bill Heath's campaign that defeated House Speaker Tom Murphy in 2002, Casey Cagle for Lt. Governor in 2006, Jim Whitehead's June 19, 2007 special election primary campaign in the 10th CD).  Graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in political science.
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