Weston is in many ways a child of the political reform movement. The first political issue he remembers taking an interest in was the influx of dark money into campaigns in the late 90s as a ten-year-old because his father, fmr. Congressman Zach Wamp (R-TN) was one of leading Republicans to push back against the ever-growing influence of money in politics.

A former early-stage venture capitalist and entrepreneur, Weston now works with Issue One to promote ideas that would return power back to every day Americans, many of whom have lost confidence in their own government due to the massive amounts of money clogging up our political process.

In 2014, at 27-years-old, Weston challenged his incumbent congressman in a primary in East Tennessee. Weston lost, but earned more than 49 percent of the vote and was arguably the first millennial to mount a serious bid for the U.S. Congress.

Weston lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife Shelby and three children, River, Griffin and Aldridge.

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