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Post Office Box 68407

Nashville, Tennessee 37206-8407

Contact: Eric Stansell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Telephone: (615) 260-4438
Email: ericstansell@hotmail.com


Believes that Constituents Can Have Better Government

Nashville, Tennessee—January 4, 2008. Eric Stansell, a local attorney and business consultant,
picked up his qualifying petition this morning to seek election to the Tennessee General
Assembly as the Representative for House District 52. Stansell is running on a platform of better
state government through better representation. He believes that state government can and
should be:

• More Ethical—“Citizens should feel confident that their representatives represent them,
both in their general policy beliefs, as well as their sensibilities. We must strive for the
highest ethical standards, both at the individual representative level, as well as at the
institutional level, so that our citizens will once again have confidence in their leaders.”
• More Efficient—“We live in an age where just-in-time supply management, lean
manufacturing ideals and information technology are making our top industries more
competitive than ever. Our state government must adopt the best applicable practices of
our private industries and constantly strive to ensure that its polices provide for proper
regulation in an ever-changing world.”
• More Effective—“Passing laws that affect the lives of everyday citizens is a great
responsibility that should not be taken lightly. By working to get our legislature more
focused on those matters that truly matter and the commonalities among even diverse
policy positions, and spend less time on those that simply polarize our citizens and cause
partisan and ideological bickering, we can begin to see our legislature be more effective
for the people.”
• More Open—“The abilities of the public to attend deliberative meetings of its legislative
bodies and to readily access records that are open to it, are vital components to a vibrant

Stansell noted that he hopes to have a continuing dialogue with constituents when elected to
ensure that their voices are heard in the General Assembly. “You can be certain that I will
always listen to the people of this district, and, as I think you will see from my campaign, I will
work harder than anyone else to ensure that you are properly represented.”
Stansell received his B.A., M.B.A. and law degrees from the University of Tennessee. He grew
up in Athens, Tennessee, where he attended public schools throughout his academic career. His
mother taught in public schools for thirty-two years, and his father taught in public schools for
twenty years before starting his own small business, from which he retired some thirty years

Stansell’s governmental experience includes being a former attorney for the Tennessee
Department of Commerce and Insurance, as well as a number of governmental internships,
including stints in both the Governor’s Office for the State of Tennessee and the Office of
Cabinet Affairs at The White House under President Bill Clinton.


If you have any questions, would like more information, or would like to schedule an interview
with me, please feel free to contact me at the electronic mail address or telephone number listed