U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) has hired David Leaverton as the Field Director of his regional office in Knoxville, which opened in January 2007. Before being employed by Corker, Leaverton worked for the Tennessee Republican Party and was a legislative aide at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
As Field Director, Leaverton will act as Corker’s primary representative in a 15-county region of East Tennessee. According to the office of Bob Corker, Leaverton will work with local elected officials, business and civic leaders to promote economic development within the region by using community engagement to leverage federal resources.
Beginning in August 2005, Leaverton served as Director of the 72-Hour Program for the Tennessee Republican Party and the Republican National Committee in Nashville. Before that, he spent sixteen months working for Health and Human Services in Washington. From 2001-2003, Leaverton played for various teams in the National Football League. Leaverton graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2000, where he distinguished himself as the starting punter on the 1998 National Championship football team and was captain of the 2000 team.
The Knoxville office will serve Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Clay, Cumberland, Fentress, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, Morgan, Overton, Pickett, Roane, Scott, and Union Counties. Corker also has state offices in the Tri-Cities, Chattanooga, Nashville, Jackson and Memphis.