Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean will headline Democratic dinner

Gubernatorial candidate Karl Dean will headline Democratic dinner

PHOTO: Dean in his Nashville campaign office on Friday, June 22, 2018.//Brooke Wanser

Karl Dean, Democratic nominee for governor, will be the keynote speaker at the August 18 Hugh Williamson Unity Dinner, sponsored by the Williamson County Democratic Party.

Dean, the former mayor of Nashville, won the Democratic primary August 2 with almost 80 percent of the vote against opponent Rep. Craig Fitzhugh.

Also speaking at the event will be Justin Kanew, the Democratic nominee for Congress in District 7.

Holly McCall, chair of the WCDP, said the fundraising dinner gives the local party an opportunity to kick off the fall election season and celebrate volunteers, as well as raising money.

“We are giving the inaugural Chairman’s Award to Tracy Halloran, who has not only been a valued member of the WCDP for almost 20 years but also a long-time volunteer with Meals on Wheels,” said McCall. “She represents the best of our party and community.”

McCall said the WCDP will also recognize community volunteer Frances Patton, a resident of the Hard Bargain neighborhood. The county party named a scholarship to Emerge Tennessee, the premier candidate training program for Democratic women, for Patton.

Tickets to the event are available at

What: Williamson County Democratic Party Hugh Williamson Unity Dinner

When: 6 – 9 PM Saturday, August 18

Where: Williamson County Enrichment Center, 110 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN


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