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VOL. 37 | NO. 52 | Friday, December 27, 2013

Gilmore elected to Women in Government leadership

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NASHVILLE (AP) — Rep. Brenda Gilmore has been elected a state director for a group advocating for women serving in state legislatures.

Gilmore, a Nashville Democrat, was elected to the position within Women in Government by her female colleagues in the state General Assembly.

State directors work to identify key issues, policies and priorities for the national group to focus on.

Gilmore said in a release Thursday that she is humbled to have been chosen, and that she wants to work to ensure more women are elected to public office in Tennessee.

Gilmore in 2006 defeated incumbent state Rep. Edith Langster in the Democratic primary. The former Nashville Metro Council member serves on the agriculture and criminal justice committees in the state House.