Haslam to Campaign for Weirich

By Bill Dries

With the March Shelby County primaries on the way, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam will be lending his support to a fundraiser for Shelby County District Attorney General Amy Weirich.

Haslam is the featured guest at a $500-a-head fundraiser Nov. 2 at Oaksedge in East Memphis.

Weirich will be running in the GOP primary for the remaining two years in the eight-year term of office of Bill Gibbons.

Haslam appointed Weirich as the county’s chief prosecutor after tapping Gibbons to be his commissioner of safety and homeland security when Haslam took office as governor in January. Weirich’s appointment was the first Haslam made to fill a local office.

District attorney general is one of three countywide offices on the 2010 ballot. The other two are assessor and General Sessions Court clerk.