Chattanooga JFK Club Endorses Jane Hampton Bowen For State Party Chair

Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Jane Bowen
Jane Bowen
- photo by David Andrews

Jane Hampton Bowen, candidate for chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party, has been endorsed by the Chattanooga JFK Club. The letter to Ms. Bowen from JFK Club President Brenda Freeman Short reads as follows:

“Re: Candidate for Chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party 
 
“Dear Ms. Bowen: 
 
“The JFK Club of Chattanooga, Tn., has endorsed you as the candidate to fill the position as chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party. We believe that your education, work experience, and down-to-earth approach in problem solving are assets to lead the Tennessee Democratic Party. You not only have the energy and intelligence, you have a heart for the people. Your desire to include all Tennesseans in the political process is a major step towards uniting the Party. 

“Your work and dedication to the Hamilton County Democratic Party is recognized across the county as well as the State. As chair of the 2012 Kefauver Dinner, I want to personally thank you for your outstanding job in organizing, fundraising, and grassroots efforts in making the event successful. The speakers you and your committee selected for this event were dedicated men and women who serve faithfully in the Democratic Party. The money raised by this event allowed the Hamilton County Party to function in a more progressive way by financially helping candidates, voter registration, and community efforts to make sure the Voter ID Law did not disenfranchise voters in this great State. 
 
“For the above reasons, we pledge our support for your candidacy as chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party. 

“Sincerely, 
Brenda Freeman Short, J.D. 
JFK Club President”

Ms. Bowen said, “I am honored to receive the endorsement and support of people who have done so much for the Hamilton County Democratic Party, state party, and national party. I believe this clearly demonstrates why I am the best candidate for chair of the Tennessee Democratic Party.”


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