Democratic Tennessee State Rep. Joe Armstrong has been selected to be the president of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators for the next two years. Other Democratic Tennessee House members will also have leadership positions. Brenda Gilmore and Johnny Shaw are to serve as executive committee members at-large. Rep. Karen Camper will continue as Region IV chair for Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.
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