Monday, January 04, 2010

Women's Campaign Forum Endorses Kim McMillan for Governor of Tennessee

The good old boy state of Tennessee is one of 27 states that have only had women as wives in the Governor's mansion. Kim McMillan would be the first woman to move in as the Governor of Tennessee. The following blurb is from the national Women's Campaign Forum endorsement page. The Women's Campaign Forum was founded in 1974!

Rep. Kim McMillan is running for Governor of Tennessee. Kim has served for twelve years in the Tennessee House of Representatives and in 2002, was the first woman to serve as Majority Leader in Tennessee. During her tenure in the House, Kim was honored with numerous awards for excellence from various organizations, including the Tennessee Chiefs of Police, the Tennessee Education Association, and the Tennessee School Boards Association.

In 2006, Kim did not seek re-election to the state House and accepted an appointment by Governor Bredesen to his Cabinet, where she served as Senior Advisor to the Governor. In 2008, Kim returned to her hometown of Clarksville as Executive Director of Community and Business Relations for Austin Peay State University, where she is a faculty member in the Political Science Department. To learn more, visit Kim’s website.