Democrats Plan Estes Kefauver Dinner For Tuesday

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Terry Lee, chairman of the Hamilton County Democratic Party, announced the 2013 Estes Kefauver Dinner will be held on Tuesday at the Chattanooga Choo Choo.  

“Hamilton County Democrats will turn Chattanooga blue at our annual dinner to raise funds and support for our candidates," said Mr. Lee.  "This year, our honored guests and speakers include Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Turner, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke and Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Roy Herron.”

Estes Kefauver, a progressive Democrat, practiced law in Chattanooga before being elected to the U. S. House of Representatives in 1939 and the U. S. Senate in 1948.  Mr. Lee said, “Estes Kefauver’s public service in the mid-century resonates with Tennessee voters in the 21st century. Kefauver helped facilitate the passage of FDR’s New Deal, including the creation of the Tennessee Valley Authority; he was a champion of anti-trust reforms and took on the powerful pharmaceutical lobby.  Senator Kefauver was the 1956 Democratic candidate for Vice President of the United States.” 

The dinner will be held in the Imperial Ballroom at the Chattanooga Choo Choo at 1400 Market St.  Registration starts at 5:45 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:45 p.m.  Individual tickets are $60; sponsor tables for eight are $1,200.  Reservations must be made by Friday, either by check mailed to the Hamilton County Democratic Party, P.O.Box 4090, Chattanooga TN 37405, or online at www.hcdp.us.

For further information, contact Mr. Lee at 304-2152.


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