Brenda Freeman Short was elected president of the JFK Club, an organization for Democrats in Hamilton County, which is named for the 35th president of the United States.
Brenda is not new to politics. She was elected as a Charter Commissioner of East Ridge and was a candidate for the U. S. House of Representatives for the Third District of Tennessee in 2010. She was appointed by Rep. JoAnne Favors as deputy coordinator of the Tennessee Voters Assistant Coalition (TVAC) to help organize educational meetings and voter registration in relation to the new Tennessee Voter Photo ID law. Brenda was appointed by former Congresswoman Marilyn Lloyd as coordinator of a Child Care Task Force.
Brenda holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Tennessee and received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Nashville School of Law. She belongs to various organizations including Lawyers Association for Women, Tennessee Bar Association, and Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute. Brenda is a board member of the Hamilton County Democratic Party and also serves on the Executive Committee.
Vice President Harvey Weiss, Secretary Carole T. Blass, and Treasurer Joe Blass, have served the club well and were reelected by a unanimous vote.
Luncheon meetings of the JFK Club are held on the second Monday of every month from12-1 p.m. at the Blue Orleans Seafood Restaurant, on the northwest corner of Main and Market Streets.