The Tennessee Republican Party re-elected Scott Golden Saturday as its chairman to a second two-year term.
“I am deeply honored and grateful to have the opportunity to lead our state’s Republican Party once again, and I thank the members of our State Executive Committee for their continued trust,” said Golden in a statement. “Tennessee Republicans made history this past year and we continued to build on a foundation of success that put us in prime position to expand our supermajorities in the General Assembly and help re-elect the president in 2020.”
“I would like to congratulate Jennifer Little, Shannon Haynes, Beth Scott Clayton Amos and Pat Allen on their elections to vice chair, treasurer, vice treasurer and secretary respectively.” said Golden. “These women have the skills and long history of dedication to our party that will be instrumental to our success during the 2020 cycle.”
Golden chaired the Tennessee Republican Party through the 2018 general elections, a historic year for Republicans in the Volunteer State:
- Republican Marsha Blackburn was elected as the first woman to represent Tennessee in the U.S. Senate.
- Republican Bill Lee was elected as the first Republican to succeed a Republican governor in Tennessee.
- Republican supermajorities were maintained in the State House and State Senate.
Golden’s second term will run until December 2020.
Golden has worked as a West Tennessee field director for the Tennessee Republican Party, the Steve Forbes for President campaign, the Van Hilleary for Governor campaign, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) and for former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-TN-08), according to his official biography.
In 2010, Golden was the Madison County Republican Party Man of the Year. He received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Lambuth and a master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island. He has been married to his wife Christie for 14 years. They have three children, Ela, Kipi and Andrew. He is a member of Fellowship Bible Church in Jackson.
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