State House Minority Leader is guest speaker at Sept. 26 Hardin County Democratic Party meeting

State Rep. Karen Camper

The Hardin County Democratic Party is hosting  state Rep. Karen Camper, the Tennessee House Minority Leader, at its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 26.
The meeting is at 6 p.m. at Rowdy’s Steakhouse, at 390 Main St. in Savannah.
“We are really excited that a dynamic leader like Ms. Camper is coming to Hardin County to speak and field questions about the current and future state of affairs in Tennessee government.  As a veteran and an experienced legislator, she represents the type of leadership our party supports,” said local party Chairman Bill Sharp.
“Hardin County Democratic Party delegates attending a meeting in Madison County, in June, were all impressed by her energy, enthusiasm, and sincerity. The public – everyone – is invited to our monthly meeting to hear Ms. Camper, and we are in hopes that we have a max attendance at this special meeting.”
Camper, a Memphis native, is the first African-American woman to lead a caucus in the history of Tennessee’s General Assembly.  She was elected by her colleagues as Democratic leader in November 2018.
She is a member of the House Finance, Ways and Means Committee, the Judiciary Committee, the Commerce Committee, the Calendar and Rules Committee, and the House Select Committee on Ethics.
Camper is also President of the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women and a member of the Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus.
She has served her constituents in the 87th District since 2008 and is an Army veteran, retiring as a Chief Warrant Officer after 21 years of service.
A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 11333, she is also a former substitute teacher and business owner.

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