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 Tennessee 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.