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Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Another Republican enters race for new state House seat

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Dawn White, candidate in the Republican primary for the Tennessee House of Representatives’ new 37th District, announced the formation of her campaign steering committee as well as her choice of a treasurer to support her race for the house seat.  

White has designated Murfreesboro resident Evan Cope as her campaign treasurer. In addition to his role as partner with Cope, Hudson, Reed & McCreary, PLLC, Attorneys at Law, Cope has extensive political experience in Rutherford County.
Cope previously served as Rutherford County campaign coordinator in the effort to elect Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam in addition to having been chosen by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker to serve as his Rutherford County campaign chairman.

Cope is enthusiastic about his latest political endeavor.

“Dawn is a thoughtful, sincere conservative, and a dedicated community servant. We're fortunate that she's willing to stand for election to the state legislature. Based upon the success we've had raising money for Dawn, especially in such a short period of time, I know a lot of people agree with me," he said.

White has also announced her campaign steering committee, comprised of: Smyrna Councilman Marc Adkins, Commissioner Rhonda Allen, Commissioner Charlie Baum, Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess, Commissioner Adam Coggin, Evan Cope, Peter Demos, Smyrna Mayor Tony Dover, Brian Kidd, Smyrna Councilman Lance Lee, Lynn Lien, Smyrna Councilman Tim Morrell, LaVergne Mayor Senna Mosley, Mishelle Perkins, Shane Reeves, Dr. Liz Rhea, Commissioner Robert Stevens, Joyce Taylor, Commissioner Brad Turner, and Ginny Williams.

“I am thankful for everyone who has joined my steering committee; they are some of Rutherford County’s most distinguished community and business leaders.  I am honored to have their support, and I appreciate their advice,” White said.

According to Cope, the campaign has raised well over $30,000 in a few short weeks.  “I am truly humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received so far, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to earn the confidence and support of the residents of the 37th district,” White said.

White has scheduled her first campaign fundraising event for March 26th at the home of Bill and Kathy Jones in Murfreesboro; more than 175 individuals have joined the fundraiser’s host committee.  For more information on the fundraiser, or to attend, please contact Friends of Dawn White at (615) 438-9634.

White is a small business owner as well as a former teacher in the Murfreesboro City School System.  An Eagleville native, she is a lifelong resident of Rutherford County and received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education from MTSU.  She currently serves on the boards of CASA of Rutherford County, the MTMC Ambassadors, the Linebaugh Library Foundation, Read to Succeed and the Sam Davis Memorial Association.  

She has also been actively involved with numerous other local charitable and community organizations, including the Child Advocacy Center of Rutherford County, the American Heart Association and the Discovery Center.  She and her husband Chad are active members of LifePoint Church in Smyrna.

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