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Thompson Campaign Press Release - Thompson Campaign Builds Strong Maryland Organization

October 12, 2007

Experienced State Leaders to Head Operation

Mclean, VA - The Fred Thompson campaign announced today the co-chairmen and state coordinator of its Maryland campaign organization. State Senator David Brinkley and Delegate Anthony O'Donnell will co-chair the Fred Thompson campaign operation in Maryland, while Chris Cavey will serve as state coordinator.

Senator Brinkley began his service in the Maryland state legislature as a Member of the House of Delegates in 1995. In 2003 he was elected to the State Senate where he was selected as Minority Leader in 2007. He currently serves as a member of the Budget and Taxation Committee, as well as the Joint Committee on Children, Youth, and Families. A native of Frederick, Maryland, Senator Brinkley is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.

Delegate O'Donnell currently serves as the Minority Leader for the Republican Party in the House of Delegates. A member of the state legislature since 1995, Delegate O'Donnell has served in various leadership positions within his party, including most recently as its Minority Whip. A nine-year veteran of the United States Navy, Delegate O'Donnell has also served as a delegate to the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Republican National Conventions.

Chris Cavey has been active in Maryland politics for over a decade. Since 2003 he has served as Chairman of the Baltimore County Republican Party. He is the First Vice-Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party and was instrumental in coordinating operations in Baltimore County for the Bush-Cheney campaigns in 2000 and 2004.

"We are thrilled to have three prominent Maryland Republican Leaders heading our organization in the state," said Randy Enwright, National Political Director. "Senator Brinkley, Delegate O'Donnell, and Chris Cavey's combined experience and knowledge of Maryland specific issues are a great foundation for our growing Maryland operation."

Fred Thompson, Thompson Campaign Press Release - Thompson Campaign Builds Strong Maryland Organization Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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