Nashville Lawyer Named to Election Panel

The Tennessee Senate Republican Caucus has appointed Thomas W. Lawless to the state Registry of Election Finance, WDEF News 12 reports. He replaces Darlene McNeece who had been on the board since 2002. A former chairman of the Davidson County Republican Party, Lawless was a founding member of the Nashville Chapter of the Federalist Society and served as its first president. He is currently chair of Tennessee's Judicial Nominating Commission. The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance was created by the General Assembly in 1989 to oversee compliance with campaign finance laws and required disclosures.