Congressman Gregg Harper names Stanley Shows as Campaign Director

Shows to lead Harper’s 2010 re-election campaign

(Jackson, Miss.)—Today, Third District Congressman Gregg Harper announced that Stanley Shows will lead his 2010 re-election campaign as Campaign Director.

“Stanley’s vast experience working in the Third District has earned him the respect of people in every county, and he certainly has my confidence and trust,” said Congressman Gregg Harper. “Stanley has strong ties to the agricultural and educational institutions in our state, and he’s consistently demonstrated his ability to make a positive difference. I’m really pleased he has agreed to serve as my Campaign Director.”

Stanley Shows served on Congressman Harper’s official staff in Mississippi as Director of Constituent Services and Education Liaison from January, 2009 to February, 2010. Prior to that, Shows worked as District Director for ten years for former Third District Congressman Chip Pickering from 1998 to 2008. Prior to working for Congressman Pickering and Congressman Harper, Shows worked for the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development (formerly Farmer’s Home Administration) for 32 years. While employed by USDA, he held many positions including Chief of the Rural Housing Division and Assistant to the State Director.

Shows is a graduate of Mississippi State University. He has been married to his wife, Tommie, for 45 years, and they have one child, a daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Having lived in the Brandon, Mississippi area for more than 40 years, Shows is a member of Brandon First United Methodist Church.

Congressman Gregg Harper was elected in November, 2008 as Mississippi’s Third District Congressman. Prior to being sworn in to Congress in January, 2009, Gregg Harper’s Republican peers elected him as the freshman representative on the Republican Steering Committee for the House of Representatives. Congressman Harper was also honored to be appointed by Republican Leader John Boehner as the only freshman to serve on the Committee on House Administration. Congressman Harper was also appointed to serve the Third Congressional District on the Committee on the Judiciary, the Committee on the Budget, the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct, and the Joint Committee for the Library of Congress. For more information about Congressman Gregg Harper’s campaign, visit

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