Editor's Note: The following news release was submitted by the George Temple campaign.
, Republican candidate for first selectman, has tapped
a local man with long ties to the Republican party as his campaign manager.
Temple on Wednesday named Blake Denham, 61, of Oxford, as his campaign manager.
"Blake is the kind of person that I want on my team," Temple said. "He and his wife
Sari love Oxford and they back up their feelings with action not just talk. Together we will make a difference."
Denham has strong ties to the Republican party and as child worked on Nelson
Rockefeller's campaign for governor of New York. He is also a representative
from Oxford to the state Republican Convention.
Temple said he was also impressed with Denham's volunteer efforts as he was one
of five volunteers who served as first responders for the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He said Denham also spent two weeks over seeing personnel for the coordination and distribution of emergency
supplies and food in the hardest hit areas of Mississippi and Louisiana.
Denham and his wife Sari have lived in Oxford for more than 10 years and has two grown children and a grandson. He grew up in White Plains, N.Y, served in the
U.S. Marine Corps. and attended Pace University in Pleasantville, N.Y. and is an
accomplished sales and management professional.
Denham said he's ready for the job.
"I know that George will bring a desperately needed new direction and fresh approach to Oxford for years to come by putting aside 'politics as usual' and work hard for the hard working people of our community, their children and our government," he said.