Tennessee Democratic Party Unanimously Re-elects Hendrell Remus Chair

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The Tennessee Democratic Party (TNDP) held its biennial officer elections on Jan. 21, and chair Hendrell Remus was unanimously re-elected.

“It’s an honor, and today I am elated at the opportunity to continue building our party anew; to continue doing the crucial work of empowering and motivating Democrats to win again in Tennessee,” said Remus. “We have made significant gains in building the type of party infrastructure that can deliver victory. Now it is time for that victory.” 

Prior to becoming TNDP chair, Remus worked as the assistant director of Emergency Management at Tennessee State University, a role that followed his tenure as the Middle Tennessee operations manager for Allied Universal. 

On Jan. 16, 2021, Remus became the first Black man or woman to be elected party chair in Tennessee history. Remus previously served as an Ex-officio member of the Tennessee Democratic Party Executive Committee and as the National Committeeman for the Tennessee Young Democrats.

The 36-year-old said his background in business management and operations, coupled with a passion for progressive politics, sets the tone for his leadership at the helm of TNDP. 

Additionally, Remus said he is focused on building a stronger Tennessee Democratic party infrastructure and beginning the hard work to register more voters and elect more Democrats.

“Building back Democratic infrastructure takes time, which is why we are in this for the long haul,” he said. “Each and every one of you has played a crucial role in our success so far, and we’re not stopping now.”

The Memphis native is a graduate of Excelsior College and currently resides in Nashville, with his wife Marlene and their two children. 

Also re-elected was Secretary Pam Weston and Treasurer Carol Abney.

The Executive Committee elected a new vice chair, Rachel Campbell of Hamilton County. Regional vice chairs of the TNDP were elected resulting in West Tennessee Vice Chairs Jasmine Boyd and David Cambron; Middle Tennessee Vice Chairs Charles Uffelman and Dr. Michelle Brown and East Tennessee Vice Chairs Deborah Harley-McClaskey and Ryan Scofield.