Roy Herron won’t seek second term as TN Democratic Chairman; Terry Adams eyes replacing him

News release from Tennessee Democratic Party:
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron announced today at a meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party State Executive Committee that he would not be seeking a second term as party chairman.

“I have been blessed to serve as chairman these past two years, and I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to all of the executive committee members, party officials, staff members, and friends with whom I have worked to help elect Democrats,” Herron said. “Electing Democrats in Tennessee in order to move our state forward will continue to be my focus and my passion.”

Herron’s term as state party chair has been marked by a number of major accomplishments, including cutting recurring state party expenses almost 50%, hosting two record-setting Jackson Day fundraisers, and a major effort by the state party to help retain three Supreme Court justices targeted by Republican Lieutenant Governor Ron Ramsey and outside interest groups.

UPDATE NOTE: From the Tennessean’s story on Herron’s decision:

Terry Adams, who finished second in the Senate primary last month, said he is interested in succeeding Herron.

“If the executive committee of the Democratic Party sees fit to have me as chairman, I would certainly be interested,” Adams said.