FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Congressman Wicker to be guest
speaker at Town & Tower Club meeting
COLUMBUS, Miss. – United States Congressman Roger F. Wicker will be the
guest speaker for Town & Tower Club’s meeting on Wednesday, May 26.
Town & Tower President Perry Sansing said, “We are pleased to have
Congressman Wicker address our community. He has been a friend to both
MUW and the Columbus area. We look forward to hearing what he has to
A native of Pontotoc, Wicker has served Mississippi’s First
Congressional District since 1995. He was re-elected to a fifth term in
2002. Prior to going to Congress, he was elected to two terms in the
Mississippi State Senate, serving from 1987-1994.
His colleagues in Washington have recognized his leadership abilities.
He serves as a member of the leadership team in the House as deputy
majority whip. In 2001, he was elected to the Republican Policy
Committee, which is the policy-making arm of the majority party in the
House. He was re-elected to that position in 2003.
The congressman landed a seat on the powerful Appropriations Committee
in 1995, and he continues to serve on the panel. He is a member of three
Appropriations subcommittees, including Labor, Health and Human Services
and Education; Defense; and Foreign Operations. In 2003, he assumed
additional legislative duties when he was named to the Budget Committee.
He was also elected chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority
Lunch will be held at 11:30 a.m. at the Master Hosts Inns & Suites
located at 506 Highway 45 North. The cost is $10.
Interested individuals may call Treasurer Frances Jutman at 329-6548 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make reservations by Monday, May 24.
Town & Tower’s purpose is to promote the mutual interests of Columbus
and MUW. Some activities sponsored by the club include the annual
legislative trip to Jackson, the Community Prayer Breakfast and
Merchants Discount Program.