Angela Courtney, Chairperson

 

Angela Courtney is a lifelong Republican and was elected Chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party in February 2017.  Angela was born in upstate New York and moved to Tennessee almost a decade ago.  She is a Registered Nurse who specializes in critical care.  Angela graduated from Florida’s Broward College in 1993 with a degree in Nursing.  Angela is also a small business owner and last year, opened “The Bee’s Knees Embroidery Hive” providing custom embroidery services.  Angela has always been active in her community and has a passion for serving others.  She was active in the homeschooling community, has served as both a Girl Scout leader and Cub Scout Den Mother, in both children’s and woman’s ministries, on her HOA, and as a St. Jude Volunteer.  Most recently, Angela campaigned for President Donald J. Trump, and for State Senator Brian Kelsey.  Angela has been married for 22 years to her husband Jim.  They have 2 children, Ashley and Jimmy, and reside in Rossville.  Angela’s goal as Chairman is to grow the Republican Party in Fayette County.  She strongly believes that conservative principles must be passed on to future generations with an environment for those principles to grow and thrive.  

 

Joan Follman, Vice Chairperson

 

I have lived in Fayette County since 1995 and am married to David Follmann, Sr. and have one son, Wyatt.  I am retired Yeoman Senior Chief Petty Officer, USN with a career that spanned 22 1/2 years of traveling the world.  Shortly after retirement I started a home-based travel business, Journey’s By Joan, where I specializes in couples travel.   I try to stay active with Leadership Fayette, Business Networking International, and the Oakland Chamber of Commerce.  I believe that God will guide me in all things that I do. 

 

 

Terry Leggitt, Vice Chairperson

Jim Curran, Secretary

 

Jim and Nora Curran moved to Memphis TN in 1989 when Flying Tigers was bought by FedEx. We moved to Fayette County in 1999. Jim retired from flying for FedEx after 28 years. Our appreciation for our country and it's Constitution has only grown after decades of traveling the world.

Semper Vigilans, Jim

 

 

Adrian Stackley, Vice Secretary

 

Adrian Stackley has been a Fayette County resident since 1997. She has been a life-long Republican and is currently the full-time church administrator at Warren Community Church as well as owns her own company, Sports & Entertainment Medical Services. She is actively involved in the community through the Fayette County Dixie Youth League and Fayette Cares. She and her husband, Lou, have been married 20 years and have two amazing sons, Alec and "Quint".

 

 

Merrel Miller, Treasurer

 

 

My wife, Kathy, and I moved from Texas to Fayette County in 2011 to be close to our son and his family.  He and his wife, who also live in Fayette County, have blessed us with three wonderful grandchildren. I'm a retired Procter & Gamble executive whose career spanned 31 years at multiple locations, and up until retirement I was responsible for the manufacturing operation of the Pringles Plant in Jackson, TN.  I am currently the Treasurer on the Executive Committee.  I'm guided by my belief in God and the Constitutions of the United States and Tennessee.

 

 

Hal Rounds, At Large Member

 

Born and raised in California, Hal came to Tennessee with Federal Express in 1977. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, served in the U.S. Air Force as a munitions officer, and was discharged with the rank of Captain after service in Viet Nam and elsewhere. He and his wife of 40 years, Micki, built their own home in Fayette County after Hal retired from FedEx in 1999. Hal went to the University of Memphis School of Law while working full time at FedEx, then practiced in domestic and traffic law litigation. He was admitted to the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States in 2008. Hal presents Constitution and Constitution-related seminars to public groups across the country. He has testified to the Tennessee Assembly and other bodies on several topics. He is an active participant in the Tennessee Textbook Advocates, and is author of the book “American History as a Political Tool,” a critique of the social studies curriculum being used in our schools. Hal and Micki have 4 children and 7 grandchildren – and 1 great-grandchild. Hal has served in a variety of Republican positions and campaigns, beginning with putting an “I Like Ike” sticker on his dad’s Buick in 1956.

 

John Weston, At Large Member

 

My wife and I have lived in Fayette county for the past quarter century and have three children who have blessed us with five wonderful grandchildren.  I own JW Quality Painting and have done painting in this area for the entire time we’ve been in the county.  I’ve have served on the County Republican Party in past elections and am now am an At-Large member.  My goal is to serve and build the Party to grow the conservative values it stands for.  I love the Lord and He guides me in all I do.

 

 

Steve Chester, At Large Member

  

I am married to my wonderful wife, Dianne. I have two daughters and two grandchildren. I worked in the machine shop at International Harvester Co. until just before the plant closed. I started my own business repairing and remodeling homes. Fayette County has been my home since 2007. I hope to see this County, this State and this Nation prosper under sensible leadership.

 

 

 

Lawrence Sisk, At Large

 

 

My wife, Maxine, and I have lived in Fayette County since 1991, and have been a lifelong Conservative and active Republican for most of those years.  I’m a graduate of Humes High School, located in Memphis, in 1960.  I joined the US Navy after graduation and served until 1963.  My daughter, Erika, lives in Arlington, TN with her husband, Brian, and my grandson, Myles who provides our family with lots of joy.  I chose to join the Fayette County Republican Executive Committee to improve the future for mine and everyone’s grandchildren.

 

 

Tim Stanz, At Large 

 

Personal:  Married to Cathy (Fayette Ware’s Librarian) for 35 years.

Somerville resident since 1999.  One son, Julian, married to Kayla 6 yrs.

Church:  Active at church, having served as Treasurer and Finance Committee Chairman, Bible School Teacher, Deacon, and Elder. 

Community:  Served as President and Chairman of the Board, for the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce, 2005 and 2014.  Continue to be heavily involved in the planning and execution of the Cotton Festival.  Leadership Fayette class of 2004.  Selected as 2016 recipient of the John S Wilder Citizen of the Year, by the Fayette County Chamber of Commerce.

 Professional:  Financial Advisor and RIA, Strategic Financial Advisors, headquartered in Memphis, TN.  First entered the in business 1983.  Detached office in Somerville since 2005 (16600 Hwy 64).

Responsible for nearly $18 million of client assets, mostly here in Fayette County.  Served in company management for 15 years, as   Sales Manager, Recruiting Manager, Investment Specialist, and Functional Manager.  Served on the Board of Directors, and as Treasurer, for the National Association of Financial Advisors (NAIFA-Memphis) for 6 years.

Education:  B.B.A., International Business, Memphis State University, class of 1982.  Earned two professional designations (CFS and LUTCF).

Public Office history:  Ran for Somerville Board of Aldermen in 2004.  Currently serving on the Town of Somerville Planning Commission.

 

 

 Dolores DiGaetano, Past Chairperson

 

I have lived in Fayette County since 2001, and am married to Mike McMinn and have three grown sons. I attend Immaculate Conception Cathedral and is a lector there and have served on the church council.  I own Chamberlin Clinic, an outpatient psychiatric private practice in Cordova and employs eight administrative and nurses and supervises five nurse practitioners and three therapists. I have served as president of Tri-County Republican Women, Tennessee Psychiatric Association and West Tennessee Psychiatric Association. Additionally, I have served as an at large member and chairman of the Fayette County Republican Party executive council and is a member of Tennessee Federation of Republican Women.