Dennis Powers Biography – 36th House District

Candidate: Dennis Powers, 58, born in LaFollette, TN.

Political Philosophy: Republican - Fiscal and Social Conservative.

Favorite Political Figure: Ronald Reagan

Occupation: Insurance Agent and State Representative

Publications: On The Right Track Column published in BackyardPolitics.com, Backporchpundits.com,OnTheRightTrack.blogspot.com and several other newspapers

Education: 1971 graduate of LaFollette High School with a Major in Math.  Bachelor of Science in Business Administration – University of Tennessee.

Family: Wife – Tracy (Adkins) Powers – Site Director, Roane State Community College,Campbell County Center. Former President of Campbell Co. Women’s Republican Club.

Former and current organizations and involvement:
• President, South Campbell Co. Rotary Club (Recipient of the Paul Harris Fellow award for outstanding service)
• Committee Chair, Adopt-A-School Program
• Campbell Co. Chamber of Commerce
• President, Campbell Co. Young Republicans
• Golf Coach and Adopter, Jacksboro Middle School
• Committee Chair, Goodwill Industries
• Campbell Co. Habitat for Humanity
• Friends of Cove Lake State Park
• Committee Chair, Campbell Co. Republicans
• Board of Directors, LaFollette Golf & Country Club
• Committee Chair, Boy Scouts of America
• Committee Chair, First Baptist Church of Jacksboro
• Volunteer, LaFollette Medical Center
• Coach, Senior League Baseball
• Member, Campbell County Jaycees
• Friends of Norris Dam State Park
• Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church of Jacksboro
• Former Volunteer, Mentor Program, West LaFollette Elementary School
• National Rifle Association
• National Right to Life
• First Baptist Church of Jacksboro
• Tennessee Tea Party
• Citizens against Government Waste
• 10th Amendment Center
• Conservative Party USA
• American Cancer Society – Relay for Life

Prior Political Experience:
• 1992-1996 Republican nominee for State Representative (36th Dist.)
• 1995 transition committee for the Tennessee Department of Insurance & Commerce

Previous Employment:
• Energy Department Manager, East TN Human Resource Agency(ETHRA) for Campbell, Union and surrounding counties
• Electronic Data Processing Technician, Union Carbide Corp. in Oak Ridge, TN with a Security Q-Clearance
• LaFollette Hardware and Lumber Co. - Construction
• Furtex Corporation - Machinist
• Baird Supply Company - Sales
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