Rep. Akbari collects two awards at NBCSL conference

News release via House Democratic Caucus

NEW ORLEANS— Rep. Raumesh Akbari of Tennessee walked away with two prestigious awards from the National Black Caucus of State Legislators 40th Annual Legislative Conference in New Orleans.

Akbari was named Region IX Legislator of the Year by the NBCSL.  The Democrat from Memphis was also named Woman of the Year by the National Organization of Black Elected Legislative Women. In addition, Rep. Akbari was elected to the post of Treasurer of NBCSL.

Rep. Akbari is currently the Vice-Chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators and was recently elected to the position of Floor Leader of the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus for the upcoming 110th General Assembly.

In other action at this year’s convention, Memphis Representative Larry Miller was named NBCSL Vice Chair for Region IV—Tennessee’s region.   Rep. Brenda Gilmore of Nashville and current chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus, and Memphis Reps. Karen Camper and G. A. Hardaway were all named Executive Members at Large.  Camper was recently re-elected Treasurer of the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus.

One Response to Rep. Akbari collects two awards at NBCSL conference

  • Barbara DeHeus says:

    Congratulations, Rep. Akbari.. The State of Tennessee is blessed to have a woman like you representing us in Washington D.C.. I would love to see more like you from our State.

    Sincerely,
    Barbara DeHeus

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