Hats in Ring for Vacant Democratic Chairmanship
Six names so far for party convention to choose from next month: Milton, Jackson, Spears, Remus, Cooper, Gill
February 26, 2015 at 7:32AM
The known candidates so far are Reginald Milton, a community organizer, County Commissioner and member of the 11-member party steering committee; Randa Spears, a special events contributor at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, recent campaign manager for 2014 county mayoral candidate Deidre Malone, and also a steering committee member; Jackie Jackson, a FedEx administrator and recent candidate for the state legislature; Hendrell Remus, a security service entrepreneur and recent candidate for the County Commission; and Del Gill, a longtime party activist and recent ex officio member of the party executive committee. Also considering a chairmanship bid is state Representative Barbara Cooper, who is reportedly being urged to run by an ad hoc combine of talk-radio host Thaddeus Matthews and longtime party activist Greg Grant.