Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Montgomery Gets Padgett

This just in from the Montgomery campaign:
Today, the Montgomery Campaign announced that State Senator Joy Padgett will be joining its grassroots team as a Regional Chair.
"We are honored to have Joy Padgett as part of our grassroots leadership," said Montgomery. "Joy has been a strong, effective voice for her constituents in Southeast Ohio. She will make a valuable contribution to our team by providing strategic insight on issues that are important to her region."

Padgett, a Republican from Coshocton, has represented the 20th district in the Ohio Senate since 2004. Her district includes Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, Noble, Monroe, Morgan, Washington, Athens and Meigs counties. Padgett was also elected to four terms in the Ohio House of Representatives (1992-1999). Between her time in the House and Senate, Padgett served as the director of the Office of Appalachia, a division within the Ohio Department of Development that represents the interests of Ohio’s 29 Appalachian counties.

"I'm excited to be part of the Montgomery team," said Padgett. "I, along with thousands of others in Southeast Ohio, strongly support Betty's campaign. I look forward to helping her expand the impressive support she has established in this region, as well as the commanding lead she holds over her opponent."

In addition to working with the Montgomery team to best address issues that concern Southeast Ohio, Padgett will represent Montgomery at regional events and speak on her behalf. She is the latest addition to an impressive grassroots organization. The Montgomery campaign has county chairs in all of Ohio's 88 counties, as well as regional chairs throughout the state.
Joy Padgett single-handedly made the Petro campaign viable in the late stages of the primary. This is a strong addition to Team Montgomery.

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