|Rep. Gloria Johnson|
Mary Mancini who in August lost a Democrat primary to Jeff Yarbro is a self identified progressive. She co-hosted a progressive radio show, Liberadio!. on a low-power, now defunct station and she was Executive Director of Tennessee Citizens Action, a progressive non-profit political organization.
Other candidates for the office of Chair of the Tennessee Democrat Party are Lenda Sherrell of Monteagle who recently lost a race as the Democrat nominee against Republican Scott DesJarlais and former Rep. Gloria Johnson of Knoxville who on November 4th lost her seat to Republican challenger Eddie Smith. Mary Mancini is the best person for the job.