Julie Hannah, who chaired the Williamson County Republican Party for two years that included visits by Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. John Kasich, Gov. Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Jeb Bush and Donald Trump during the presidential campaign, is joining the campaign for governor of Bill Lee as the Special Projects & Grassroots Coordinator.
The announcement from Lee said Hannah would help his campaign’s “expansive and aggressive” grassroots campaign.
The Lee Campaign also named Laine Arnold as press secretary. Previously, Arnold served as the press secretary for the Randy Boyd for Governor campaign and the communications director for Battle Ground Academy in Franklin. Arnold will manage day-to-day media relations for the campaign.
Longtime Republican fundraiser Kim Kaegi joins the campaign as a fundraising consultant who brings 30 years of statewide fundraising experience to the team. Kaegi has led successful fundraising efforts for multiple campaigns, including both Gov. Bill Haslam’s campaign and re-election bid.
Coming off his campaign for State House District 56 this year, constitutional lawyer, former educator with Teach for America, and education advocate Joseph Williams is joining the campaign as the Director of Coalitions. Williams will lead coalition-building efforts and expand on Bill’s already existing coalitions on issues such as veterans, business leaders and political leaders.
“We are thrilled to have all of these talented individuals join the team,” said Campaign Manager Chris Devaney. “We are building on the momentum from our victory in the primary and with these staff additions, we will have the resources and team that will has Bill poised to win convincingly in November.”