TNGOP Statement on Labor Day

Nashville, Tenn. – September 4, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement:

“On Labor Day we celebrate the contributions that American workers have made to our nation. These men and women played an integral role in defining the spirit of our country, one of perseverance and determination. We take the time today to acknowledge the lasting positive impact that working people have had on our society.”

TNGOP Statement on the Violence in Charlottesville

Nashville, Tenn. – August 13, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement regarding the violence in Charlottesville:

“The Tennessee Republican Party does not stand for, or tolerate, the hate and violence we saw in Charlottesville this weekend. There is no place for racism or bigotry in our party, which fights for freedom, liberty, and opportunity for all Americans. We pray for all the lives lost and are grateful for the protection provided by first responders.”

Celebrating Independence Day 2017


Nashville, Tenn. – July 4, 2017 – Scott Golden, Chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party, released the following statement on Independence Day:

“241 years ago, our nation’s founders made a daring decision to create a free society – governed not by a king or ruling class, but its people. America’s guiding principles of self-reliance, economic independence, limited government and religious liberty have endured since our inception. Today, as many of us spend time with friends and family celebrating our Independence Day, I am reminded of not just our liberty but the hope that our freedom spreads throughout the world.”

TNGOP Statement on Results of HD 95 Special Election

Nashville, Tenn. – June 15, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on the results of the special election for House District 95:


“Congratulations to Kevin Vaughn, his wife Johnna, and their entire campaign team on his overwhelming victory tonight and I wish them the best of luck as they begin this new adventure. His victory is proof that Tennesseans see the positive results of effective Republican leadership in our state. Despite the rhetoric from Democrats, Republicans have made Tennessee one of the best states in the county to live, work, and raise a family. I’m excited to see Kevin help us continue that mission as the newest Representative for District 95.”

Joint Statement from the TNGOP and TNDP Chairs on the Horrific Attack in Alexandria, VA

Nashville, Tennessee. – June 14, 2017 – Scott Golden, Chair of the Tennessee Republican Party and Mary Mancini, Chair of the jointstatementlogo.pngTennessee Democratic Party released the following joint statement on the shooting in Alexandria, VA:

Today’s attack on United States members of congress, their staff and all in attendance was horrific. Violence can never be tolerated in a civil society. The Tennessee Democratic Party and the Tennessee Republican Party condemn this and any act of violence for any motivation. We are thankful for the courage of the Capitol Police, whose presence and quick actions saved countless lives. Our thoughts and prayers are with Congressman Scalise, the other victims and their families.

TNGOP Statement on Memorial Day

Nashville, Tenn – May 29, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on Memorial Day:


“Today marks the tradition of honoring our nation’s fallen heroes. Since America’s inception, men and women have given their lives fighting to defend the freedoms of our citizens. On this day, we take a moment to say thank you to the fallen and their families, to honor the sacrifices of those willing to lay down their lives in service to this great nation.”

TNGOP Statement on End of Legislative Session

Nashville, Tenn. – May 10, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden released the following statement on the ending of the legislative session of the Tennessee General Assembly:

Today marks the end of another successful legislative session at the Tennessee General Assembly. The success of the legislature would not be possible if not for the leadership of Governor Haslam, Lieutenant Governor McNally and Speaker Harwell.”

This session has produced results including passing a balanced budget, expanding the Tennessee Promise to include access to education for more Tennesseans and fully funding road and infrastructure projects while instituting a 20% tax cut for food sales and reducing business taxes on manufacturing by over $100 million. Our State Representatives and Senators put in the tough work of making Tennessee a better place to live, raise a family and start a business.

TNGOP Statement on New Executive Director and Finance Director


Nashville, Tenn. – May 1, 2017 – Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Scott Golden announced two new hires today, naming Michael Sullivan as Executive Director and Ashley Hesseldahl-Harbin as Finance Director. “Republicans in Tennessee have had tremendous success in recent years, but we must remain focused on maintaining and growing a strong and robust Republican Party. Michael and Ashley are excellent additions to our team and I am excited to work with them.”

Michael Sullivan has previous experience working for the Tennessee Republican Party as the Political Director and Deputy ExecutiveDirector from 2011-2015. More recently he worked for the Republican National Committee in Iowa. His political resume spans four states and campaigns at every level over the last ten years. “I am excited to have Michael back in Tennessee helping our state and county parties grow and prepare for 2018,” said Chairman Golden.

Ashely Hesseldahl-Harbin is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and Charleston School of Law. She joins the Tennessee Republican Party after serving as a Bill Clerk for the Tennessee General Assembly. “The addition of Ashley to our team is positive step forward in ensuring that we have a healthy and organized fundraising apparatus at the Tennessee Republican Party,” said Chairman Golden.