Former Rep. Fincher endorses Rose in special state Senate election

The primary for the special election to succeed former state Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris  is on Thursday. The race features one Republican candidate from Tipton County (businessman Paul Rose) and three from Shelby County (former Commissioners George Chism and Heidi Shafer and former state Rep. Steve McManus).

Rose has landed the endorsement of former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher along with a host of other officials and luminaries.

“His conservative credentials as a small business owner and strong background as a man of faith make him exactly what Shelby and Tipton counties need in a state senator,” Fincher said in a release.

Full release after the jump.

COVINGTON, Tenn. — Today, conservative businessman, Paul Rose, announced a group of elected officials from across Tennessee’s 32nd Senate District endorsing his campaign.

“I am honored to have the endorsement of so many distinguished men and women in Tennessee’s 32nd Senate District,” said Paul Rose. “It means the world to me to have these leaders backing my campaign.”

“Paul has what it takes to be an incredible leader in our State Senate,” said former 8th District Congressman Stephen Fincher. “His conservative credentials as a small business owner and strong background as a man of faith make him exactly what Shelby and Tipton counties need in a state senator.”

“I couldn’t be more excited about supporting my friend, Paul Rose, as he works to become our next State Senator,” said State Representative Debra Moody. “Paul is a steadfast fiscal conservative who will represent our West Tennessee values well in Nashville.”

Born and raised in West Tennessee, Paul Rose is a lifelong resident of Tennessee’s 32nd Senate District. He currently resides in his hometown of Covington, Tennessee with his wife of forty-six years, Nancy. Together they have three children, Kate, Rebecca, and John Paul, along with six grandchildren.

Election day for the primary is this Thursday, January 24th.

To learn more about Paul visit his website at paulroseforsenate.com.

Paul Rose for Senate Campaign Endorsements

  • Stephen Fincher – Former U.S. Congressman, TN 8th Congressional District
  • Debra Moody – State Representative, District 81
  • W.C. Bubba Pleasant – Bartlett Alderman and Former State Representative
  • JT (Pancho) Chumley – Tipton County Sheriff
  • Mark Davidson- District Attorney, Tennessee’s 25th Judicial District
  • Bo Burk- Public Defender, Tennessee’s 25th Judicial District
  • Jeff Huffman- Tipton County Executive
  • Justin Hanson – Covington Mayor
  • Dwayne Cole  – Munford Mayor
  • Daryl Walker- Atoka Mayor
  • Sarah Crocker- Brighton Mayor
  • Mary Gaither – Tipton County Clerk
  • Buddy Lewis- Covington Police Chief
  • Jesse Poole- Atoka Police Chief
  • Michael W. Naifeh – County Commissioner
  • Richard Kelley – County Commissioner
  • Walker Adams – County Commissioner
  • Stephen Shopher- County Commissioner
  • Bob Wilson- County Commissioner
  • Tommy Dunavant- County Commissioner
  • Jack Bomar- Munford Alderman

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