President George W. Bush-Campaign Organization, Tennessee
  Atlantic Regional Chairman - Warren Tompkins
 Southeast Regional Political Director - Heath Thompson
Bush-Cheney '04, Inc. Tennessee Leadership
Chairmen Senator Bill Frist
Senator Lamar Alexander

General Chairman David Kustoff
Partner at the Memphis law firm Kustoff & Strickland.  Chair of Lamar Alexander's 2002 U.S. Senate campaign.  Unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination for the TN 7th CD seat in 2002 (won by then state Sen. Marsha Blackburn).  Kustoff chaired Bush's 2000 campaign in Tennessee; he was an early supporter (asked to head the campaign in late March 1999 and announced as state chairman by the exploratory committee in May 1999).  He served as chairman of the Shelby County Republican Party from March 1995-March 1999. 

-Bush/Cheney Nashville headquarters in the Davidson County Republican Party's Candidate Information Center on Murphy Road between West End Avenue and I-440. (opened Aug. 21, 2004)

-Matthew S. White ran a volunteer Bush blog at

Tennessee Republican Party  | 1922 West End Avenue  |  Nashville 
Chairman State Rep. Beth Harwell
(since April 2001)  State Representative from Nashville.  Small businesswoman; owns a toy company with her husband.  Associate Professor, Belmont University.  Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.  M.S. from George Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.  B.A. from David Lipscomb University. 
Deputy Chairman Bob Davis, Jr.
(since Jan. 2003)  State Director for U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson, 1994-2002; also managed Thompson's 1996 re-election campaign.  Political Director for the Tennessee Republican Party, 1989-94.  1988 George Bush for President staffer in Mississippi.  1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee with a B.S. in Communications.  First involvement in politics organizing and registering fellow high school students to support Lamar Alexander's 1978 campaign for governor.  Seventh generation east Tennessean; raised in Maryville. 
Political Director Randy Stamps
(early 2003)  Previously Middle Tennessee field director for the Van Hilleary for Governor campaign.
Director of Field Operations Gregory Gleaves
(early 2003)  Previously deputy political director for the party.  Assistant to the chief of staff for Sen. Fred Thompson.  Legislative correspondent for Congressman Ed Bryant.  Master's degree in political management from The George Washington University; achelor's degree in business administration from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.
Finance Director/Victory 2004 Bryan Kaegi

Deputy Finance Director Amanda (Tallent) Baker

Manager of Information Systems John Moravec 

Accountant Stu Dungan

Office Manager Judy Hill


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