Tennessee Lawmakers Win National Black Caucus Elections

Posted at 10:02 AM, Dec 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-07 11:02:57-05

Several Democratic state lawmakers from Tennessee have been elected to leadership roles within the National Black Caucus of State Legislators.

Representative Raumesh Akbari was elected treasurer of the national organization at its 40th annual legislative conference in New Orleans last week. Fellow Memphis Representative Larry Miller was name regional vice chair.

Representatives Brenda Gilmore of Nashville and Karen Camper and G. A. Hardaway of Memphis were named executive members at large.

Gilmore, who’s the chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus, said the Tennessee lawmakers' election to leadership roles with the National Black Caucus "shows the great influence that African-American lawmakers from this state are having on the national stage."