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KNOXVILLE — Former Congressman Zach Wamp will talk about “Balancing Limited Government and Necessary Investments” on Friday, Feb. 11, at a lunch lecture sponsored by the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

The event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Toyota Auditorium at the Baker Center, 1640 Cumberland Ave. Reservations are required by Wednesday. To register, go to

Wamp will discuss his ventures since leaving office, the companies with which he is now working and his media endeavors.

Wamp represented Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District from 1995 until 2010. He served with seniority on the House Appropriations Committee, on the Energy and Water Subcommittee and as Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

He established himself as a leader on national issues such as alternative energy, preventive health care and global security. He was the co-chairman of the House Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus and the founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Fitness Caucus.

Building on regional assets in the Tennessee Valley, Wamp was instrumental in forming the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor, which has held nearly 20 regional technology “summits” advancing a manufacturing and technology-based economic development agenda.

A Chattanooga native, Wamp spent 12 years as a small businessman and commercial real estate broker before being elected to Congress.

C O N T A C T :

Amy Blakely, (865-974-5034,