Weston Wamp is a father of four, a public school parent, and an entrepreneur with the right experience in business, education, and government to serve as Hamilton County’s next Mayor.
Weston currently leads a national nonprofit, the Millennial Debt Foundation, which he founded along with other business leaders and a cohort of members of Congress to fight wasteful government spending. After years as a Founding Director of Lamp Post Group, which invested in dozens of local small businesses, Weston co-founded the $18 million Dynamo Fund, one of the best known investment funds of its kind in the South.
Gov. Bill Lee trusted Weston as one of his first two appointees to the Tennessee Board of Regents, which governs the state’s 40 community and technical colleges. Weston serves on the Board’s finance committee, stewarding an annual budget of nearly $1.5 billion. Weston and his wife, Shelby, live in Lookout Valley with their four children: River, 6, Griffin, 5, Aldridge, 3, and newborn Smith. They are actively involved with the high school ministry Young Life.
Dear Hamilton County,
As a father of four young children, the future of Hamilton County is on my mind and heart everyday.
With the retirement of Mayor Jim Coppinger after three terms of outstanding public service, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to write the next great chapter in the 202-year history of our county
A conservative approach to government has served Hamilton County well for decades, paving the way for our region’s dynamic economy and high quality of life. It's on us to protect and build on that legacy.
Our county government has many responsibilities -- public safety, public health and job creation chief among them.
But my belief is that the most profound role of local government is to offer a quality education to its citizens in every part of the county, ensuring students and parents are never stuck in a failing school and rewarding our best teachers and principals.
If we raise our community’s young people to be good citizens and focus our schools on equipping them to live productive lives, we will foster a culture of entrepreneurship and dignified work and high paying jobs will follow.
We need to revive and celebrate technical and vocational education. We’ve misled our young people to believe that the only path to success is a four year college degree. But there’s no better launching pad to starting your own business than mastering a trade.
Local government should offer a hand up, not a hand out. With access to free community college and technical college in Tennessee, we can lead the nation in adult education -- offering “practical hope” to our fellow citizens who fall on hard times.
Our county has the opportunity to become the best place to live in America. But we’ll need a bold, conservative vision for the next generation. The future of our country isn’t in Washington, it’s in communities like ours.
As I run to be our fourth County Mayor, Shelby and I would be honored for you to come alongside us.
Paid for by Weston Wamp for County Mayor, Kyle Bryant, Treasurer