FORMER NASHVILLE COUNCILMAN ANNOUNCES BID FOR CHAIR OF THE TENNESSEE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
FORMER NASHVILLE COUNCILMAN ANNOUNCES BID FOR
CHAIR OF THE TENNESSEE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
Jamie Isabel Plans To Refocus Party On Issues Important To Middle Class
Jamie D. Isabel, Sr. former Nashville City Councilman and a former member of the Tennessee Democratic Executive Committee
announces his intent to run for chairman of the Tennessee Democratic Party
Over the last two weeks he has contacted the 66 members of the Executive Committee for their support. Isabel is
enthusiastically presenting his plans to rebuild the party similar to the success under the leadership of former Governor Ned
Ray McWherther. Isabel says, "our party has lost its way about addressing issues that are very dear and close to the Blue Collar
worker of Tennessee. McWherter was a governor that cared about the issues that impacted Tennesseans and their families."
Isabel served on the State Democratic Executive Committee for nearly 14 years and has been a member of the Democratic
Finance Council. Isabel will not accept the salary when he wins the Chair position.
As a moderate democrat, successful small businessman and native Tennessean Isabel clearly understands the needs of our
communities both in urban and rural areas. Isabel noted, " Tip O’Neill was right when he said all politics is local. And I feel the
current party leadership is clueless about the needs and concerns of the people of Tennessee. They are not aware of or have a
firm understanding of the bread and butter issues that affect Tennesseans each and every day."
Isabel is a strong supporter of economic inequalities, job creation and that our schools be accountable to the students and tax
payers. He also believes our streets must be safe in urban areas as well as rural areas of the state. His campaigning for the
position will carry him across the state of Tennessee talking with committee members-- and citizens-- sharing how we can
recapture the state-wide enthusiasm experienced under Governor McWherther
Isabel does not lack confidence. With his leadership and result driven management he intends to reclaim fellow democrats,
independents and some republican’s members. In two years, his vision and work in the fields, streets, highways and back-roads
will influence votes for the US Senate, the Governor’s office and a majority of State Senate and House Seats. If elected Isabel
will be the first African-American to run and serve as Chair of the Party.
He and his wife have successfully owned their corporation for over 20 years. They have three kids. He most recently received
the FBI Director's National Distinguished Community Leadership award from Director Jim Comey last May. Isabel is a native
Memphian and is a resident of Nashville TN. Isabel was a key fundraiser and organizer for " Bill Freeman for Mayor" campaign.
Recently Bill Freeman was 1 of 18 people appointed to serve on an advisory committee for the John F. Kennedy Center for the
Performing Arts by President Barack Obama.