Meet the Candidates – TNDP Chair ad hoc Committee

tndp-logo-horzEd. Note: Its important to remember that these candidates are not the only ones seeking the post, they are just the ones selected by a voluntary ad-hoc committee.

These recommendations, in no way preclude someone else from running and winning.

Regardless of how you feel about this process, or the recommendations, you should try to come out and get to know these folks. Whether they win or lose, they’re good people who are genuinely interested in the future of the party.

Regional meetings have been arranged by an ad hoc group of TNDP Executive Committee members in an effort to allow all Executive Committee members, County Chairs, and Democratic activists to review the top candidates running for Chair of TNDP for the next two- year term. These candidates have already been screened by the ad hoc Vetting Committee, chaired by Mr. Bill Freeman. Only the top candidates have been invited to make presentations.

The schedule and locations are as follows:

East TN — Nov 22
8:45 AM – Morristown
Hosts: Barbara Wagner, Sylvia Woods, John Litz
Chamber of Commerce Office
825 W 1st N St..
Morristown, TN 37814

1:45 PM – Sweetwater
Hosts: Barbara Wagner, Sylvia Woods
Sweetwater City Hall
203 Monroe St
Sweetwater, TN 37874
Middle TN – December 6
8:45 AM Cookeville
Hosts: Geeta McMillan, Mike Walsh
Putnam County Democratic Party Headquarters
111 N. Cedar Street
Cookeville, TN 38501

1:45 PM Nashville
Hosts: Mark Farrar, Geeta McMillan, Brenda Ables
IBEW Local 429
2001 Elm Hill Pike
Nashville, TN 37210

West TN – Dec 13
Jackson
Hosts: Patsy Johnson and Don Farmer
8:45 AM
All Suites Hotel
541 Carriage House Drive
Jackson, TN 38305
RSVP to Patsy (prjtnd@bellsouth.net), or Don (don.farmer@hotmail.com).

Memphis
Hosts: Bryan Carson, Gale Carson
1:45 PM
LeMoyne Owen College:
Student Center (Little Theatre)
807 Walker Avenue
Memphis, TN 38126

5 thoughts

  1. Steve,

    I think it’s important to point out that the committee was composed mainly of members from Nashville and some of the rest from a specific wing of the Party. Only one active member was from Shelby County. I believe this inhibited diversity of thought and produced favorites based on member bias and excluded good, potential chair candidates. As a result, some of us have requested that all candidates be invited to the Memphis meeting. The believe some of the other meetings are also including the other candidates to get a better choice.

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