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Friday, July 11th, 2014

Today, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement in response to the passing of Tennessee journalist and civil rights advocate John Siegenthaler, Sr.:

“John Siegenthaler was a true American hero. He was a man of devout faith and deep patriotism who used his unceasing compassion and incredible courage to fight [...]

Jackson Day 2014 Chairman’s Welcome: “Politics is a Beautiful Word to Me!”

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

We received an amazingly enthusiastic response from Jackson Day 2014 attendees and other supporters who read TNDP Chairman Roy Herron’s Chairman’s Welcome to the event.

Friends, colleagues, and supporters from across the state called and e-mailed to say just how much the chairman’s words (and Senator Anna Belle Clement O’Brien’s wisdom) resonated with them. [...]

TNDP Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser

Monday, May 19th, 2014


MAY 19th, 2014

CONTACT: Rick Herron,, 615-327-9779

Tennessee Democratic Party Hosts Record-Breaking Fundraiser

Jackson Day event brings in over half-million dollars

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The Tennessee Democratic Party set a new record with its annual Jackson Day fundraiser this past Saturday evening at the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum [...]

Bill Haslam’s High Unemployment Rate Signals Success in GOP ‘War on Working People’

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Figures released from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that Tennessee has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation. At 8.4%, Tennessee is tied for 42nd in unemployment.

“Unfortunately for Tennesseans, the Republicans are winning their war on working people,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner (D-Nashville). “The [...]

TNDP Chair Roy Herron’s Statement on Raumesh Akbari’s Victory in State House District 91 Race

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Memphis — Following the announcement that Democratic candidate, Raumesh Akbari, won the special election race for Tennessee’s open State House District 91 seat, Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released the following statement:

Representative Akbari has won a clear victory, but it’s the people of Memphis who are the real winners. Today [...]

Herron Calls for Rules to Protect Taxpayers from ‘Exploding’ Contracts, Insider Dealing

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Comptroller Rebukes Haslam Contract with Business Partners

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron called for new rules to protect taxpayers from insider contracts that keep growing — and padding the contractor’s pockets.

The state comptroller’s office Wednesday issued what reporters called a “scathing” review of a contract Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration gave to [...]

National Political Strategist Alan Secrest Joins Tennessee Democratic Party

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Party Adds Secrest, Three Tennesseans for 2014 Campaigns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron today named Alan Secrest, a top national Democratic strategist and pollster with Tennessee ties, as the Party’s new Executive Director and Research Director beginning January 2014.

Three local professionals — Mark Epps, Nikki Holland and Heather [...]

Devastating Impact of Congressman DesJarlais’ Shutdown Becomes Clear

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

No Guarantees He Won’t Do It Again

As Congressman Scott DesJarlais heads home for vacation, the impact of his reckless priorities and the harm it is inflicting on middle class families is becoming more clear — and Congressman DesJarlais refuses to guarantee House Republicans won’t do it all again.

With only 16 working [...]

Fitzhugh: Haslam Creates Health Purgatory

Monday, November 4th, 2013

The following column by State House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh appeared Nov. 3, 2013 in The Commercial Appeal

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says we have plenty of time to deal with Medicaid expansion.

His administration plays down the rush to provide some 330,000 Tennesseans with quality, affordable health care coverage. The governor [...]

Congressman Cohen Introduces Legislation to Protect Tenn. Voters

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Memphis Democrat Hopes to Counteract Harmful Voter ID Law

Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today introduced the Voter ID Accessibility Act to mitigate the harmful and potentially disenfranchising effects of the unfair, burdensome and restrictive Tennessee voter ID law. Late last week, the Tennessee Supreme Court upheld the law, which requires Tennesseans to present selected photographic [...]