Lenda Sherrell officially running for chair of Tennessee Democratic Party
Lenda Sherrell, who recently ran in the 4th Congressional District, said today she is seeking the chairmanship of the Tennessee Democratic Party.
The retired Monteagle accountant said she recently received a letter from a panel of State Executive Committee members inviting possible candidates for Democrats' top position to submit their names for vetting.
“I am honored to be considered for this position by fellow Democrats who have worked hard to advance issues that people in our district care about — such as creating jobs to support families, providing quality education from pre-K through high school and beyond, access to affordable health care, protecting Medicare and Social Security and fighting to improve veterans benefits,” Sherrell said in a statement.
Sherrell said by telephone this morning she was told the vetting panel will meet this coming Monday.
“No doubt our party faces challenges in reaching out to voters," Sherrell said in her statement. "But there are people who share our democratic ideals and I learned this firsthand from our campaign."
She said she believes her experiences "as a candidate bringing our communities together, using data and a grassroots approach to reach out to voters, and a professional career balancing budgets have put me in a unique position to lead the Tennessee Democratic Party into the 21st Century.”
-Times Free Press
A STATEMENT FROM LENDA: I’m proud of the campaign we ran, and even more proud of the work you did to make life better for the people of this district. I want to take this moment to thank the many volunteers and supporters who gave so much of their time, their faith, their trust and their hope in our campaign. Their belief inspired my staff and me every day. Now is the time to build on this momentum, strengthen campaign friendships new and old, and collaborate on how we can all be equal participants of the American Dream. Thank you to so many of you who joined us on this journey. We will always remember November 4, 2014 as the dawn of a new movement in Tennessee. Our campaign showed what can be accomplished when people of our district work together for the greater good of our neighbors.
"I was born, raised, and educated here and I live in Monteagle. I know the people here in Tennessee and I understand the challenges families face every day. People are frustrated because Washington isn’t working. Now more than ever, we need public servants to come together to fight for our communities by creating jobs, improving education, and expanding access to healthcare. I’m running for Congress because we need leaders with fresh ideas to get our state -- and our economy -- back on track."
- Lenda Sherrell, Democrat for Congressional District 4