NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Democrats have elected the chamber’s first African-American minority leader.
Democrats chose Rep. Karen Camper of Memphis during leadership elections Sunday. She replaces former Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley, who left the Legislature in an unsuccessful bid for governor.
The next legislative session begins in January.
In a news release, Camper pledged to bring aggressive leadership to advance legislation on Democratic agenda items, including quality health care and economic opportunities for all Tennesseans.