Monday, August 07, 2017

A great weekend for Democrats

First, my heartiest congratulations to the new members of the Grassroots Council and Executive Committee of the new Shelby County Democratic Party.  They had good turnout on Saturday past and elected Corey Strong to the Chair position.   As you were aware, I supported Corey for that job because I believe he has great leadership skills and a plan to find and train Democrats to run and win in Shelby County.

I thought the candidates who were not as successful showed class in character after the vote, and agreed to unite behind the new chair.  There is a lot of work to do, and I know they will be getting down to business fairly quickly.

Next, the moment I had been waiting for took place on Sunday morning in the Gannett papers when Rep. Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley), the House Democratic Leader, announced his candidacy for Governor.    While I have no malice toward former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Fitzhugh's rural background gives him an edge in the November 2018 general election, as the chance for all Democrats to gain victories throughout the state may depend on Fitzhugh's ability to speak plainly and directly about what is needed in our state.

He also understands Memphis and Shelby County and works well with our local legislators and is respected on both sides of the aisle.  He would be a terrific Governor as he possesses a keen understanding of state government and its inner workings.  I truly hope that you will support him as well.

His website can be found here,  His Facebook Page is found here, and his Twitter feed is here.  Please go sign up at the website for his email list in order to know what is going on in the campaign!

This was a great weekend for Memphis, Shelby County, and Tennessee!

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