Political Action Committee
What is the JOBS PAC?
The Greater Memphis Chamber created the JOBS PAC to support those candidates for state and local elected offices who promote programs and policies that create jobs and facilitate economic growth in our community.
A committee of the JOBS PAC evaluates candidates by conducting in-person interviews and reviewing responses to written questionnaires to determine the alignment of candidate positions with the Chamber’s pro-business agenda. Through this evaluation process, the JOBS PAC is able to ascertain candidate views on policies and programs that benefit GMC members, as well as on those that may be impediments to business growth and success.
JOBS PAC Board
Bobbi Gillis, Chair
Calvin Anderson, Vice Chair
Ted Ferris, Treasurer
Darrell Cobbins, Secretary
Ben Adams, Director
Greg Duckett, Director
Laurita Jackson, Director
Jenny Koltnow, Director
Jim Maddox, Director
Why is it important that I support the JOBS PAC?
Decisions made by our elected officials have a direct impact on the success of businesses. The JOBS PAC supports candidates who are committed to advancing policy that attracts investment, creates and retains jobs, and improves the quality of life in our community. A well-funded PAC is necessary in order to fully engage in this effort to elect business friendly candidates to state and local office.
Who may contribute to the PAC?
The JOBS PAC may accept personal and corporate contributions from members and employees of member companies. All contributions are of course voluntary. Contributions are not tax deductible.
How do I contribute to the JOBS PAC?
To contribute, please click here. If you would like to pay with a check, please print this Contribution Form, fill it out, and return to the address below. Please make checks payable to JOBS PAC.
22 N. Front Street, Suite 200
Memphis, Tennessee 38103
Is there a limit on the contribution amount made to the PAC?
No. There are no limits on contribution amounts made to the JOBS PAC.
Is there a limit on the amount that the JOBS PAC may contribute to candidates?
Yes. The limit on the amount that the JOBS PAC may contribute to candidates is $7,400 per election for local and State House of Representatives races, and $11,200 per election for State Senate races.
Are there any reporting requirements if I donate to the JOBS PAC?
All reporting is done by the JOBS PAC to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance.
Get More Information
For more information about the JOBS PAC, please contact Kelly Rayne, JOBS PAC Executive Director, at (901) 543-3522 or firstname.lastname@example.org.