News release from Mary Mancini
Nashville, Tenn. (November 6, 2014) – Mary Mancini announced today that she will seek the position of chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party.
“After many hours of listening to fellow Democrats and after much thought about how we can improve our processes to produce better results, I have decided to seek the position of chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party,” Mancini said, “on Tuesday a number of good Democrats lost tough races at the local, state and federal level, but a number of Democratic candidates also won tough races. Now is the time to study each race, examine our failures, and build upon our successes. Now is also the time to eliminate what holds us back. Now is the time for our party to create a culture that unites Democrats from rural towns and urban areas. Most important, now is the time for Democrats to make smart, data-driven decisions.”
Most recently, Mancini was a candidate for Tennessee State Senate. Prior to campaigning for office, she was the executive director of Tennessee Citizen Action, where she organized large scale voter registration drives, lobbied to stop Governor Haslam and the Republican majority’s attack on hard working men and women of the state, and trained and organized people across the state to advocate on their own behalf.
“Time after time I’ve seen Governor Haslam and Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey blame hard working men and women for all the problems we have in this state,” Mancini continued, “I look forward to using my experience to help build a political party that will put people first and fight on behalf of Tennesseans struggling to make ends meet.”
Mancini looks forward to the campaign for chair and to working with Bill Freeman and the designated search committee.
Note: Mancini lost in the August Democratic primary to Sen. Jeff Yarbro of Nashville.