Blount County Commissioner Peggy Lambert was honored recently during the Tennessee Republican Party’s Statesmen’s Dinner in Nashville.
She was given the 2nd Congressional District’s Statesmen of the Year award. This honor is bestowed to an individual in each of Tennessee’s nine congressional districts for dedicated service to the Republican Party, candidates and elected officials.
Lambert was nominated for the award by Congressman John J. Duncan, Jr. representing the 2nd District.
For the last 30 years, Lambert has worked on many campaigns and causes on the local, state and national levels. She was a member of the TN State Executive Committee for 22 years serving as its Vice Chair for five of those years. Since 1986, she has also served on the Blount County Executive Committee.
“Peggy is someone who has been dedicated to working for the Republican Party for many years,” said State Chairman Chris Devaney. “She truly deserves this award, and it is an honor for our party to have Peggy on our team.”
Lambert was also the state political director for George Bush in his campaign for president in 1988. In 2008 she was named Woman of the Year by the Blount County Republican Women. She has been a delegate to the Republican National Convention for five of the last seven conventions, and is currently the National Committeewoman for the Tennessee Republican Party.
Lambert is a seventh generation native of Blount County. She graduated Maryville High School and University of Tennessee. Peggy has been married to John Lambert Jr. for 44 years. They have two sons and three grandchildren.