NASHVILLE, TN (January 16, 2021) – Today the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee elected new officers to oversee the direction of the party for the next two-years.
Outgoing chair Mary Mancini has held the reigns for the past 6-years.
The vote of the Executive Committee made history by electing Hendrell Remus, who will be the first African-American chairperson to lead the party.
“I am humbled and elated at the opportunity to serve as the Tennessee Democratic Party Chair. This is not just a moment of accomplishment for my family and I but a historic moment for our party and indeed for our state,” said Remus.
Remus lives in Nashville and is from Memphis, Tenn. He is assistant director of Emergency Management at Tennessee State University, and serves on the TNDP State Executive Committee.
Remus and the newly elected officials were immediately sworn in to begin serving their 2-year terms. TNDP’s executive committee elected the following slate of officers:
Vice Chair: Barbara Wagner
Secretary: Pam Weston
Treasurer: Carol Abney
West Regional Vice Chairs: Jasmine Boyd and Dave Cambron
Middle Regional Vice Chairs: Katherine Heriges and Brandon Thomas
East Regional Vice Chairs: Debbie McClaskey and Ryan Scofield