Kevin Teets exits as executive director of TNDP

Kevin Teets has left the position of executive director for the Tennessee Democratic party, a position he took after serving as manager of Democrat Eric Stewart’s unsuccessful campaign against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais last year.

State Democratic Chairman Roy Herron wished Teets well but gave no reason for the departure in a news release issued Monday. The move comes after a Jackson Day dinner dispute over Herron’s leadership. (Previous post HERE.)

Here’s the Herron news release:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron released a statement Monday thanking outgoing party Executive Director Kevin Teets for his service and leadership on Jackson Day:

“Having just led the Tennessee Democratic Party to its most successful Jackson Day in years, Executive Director Kevin Teets is leaving the state Democratic Party to pursue new opportunities.

Kevin led the efforts that doubled the gross and quintupled the amount raised at Jackson Day each of the last two years. That $350,000 will help elect Democrats, and I’m personally grateful for the incredible job Kevin did in leading our team.

Kevin’s hard work made it possible for Sen. Tim Kaine and our dynamic Democratic mayors to energize Democrats statewide and for us to honor Congressman Cooper for all his years of service to the state. We wish Kevin well in all of his future endeavors.”