EMILY's List Puts Lenda Sherrell 'On the List'
(Targeted News Service Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- EMILY's List issued the following news release:
Today, EMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, announced that Lenda Sherrell, candidate for Congress to represent Tennessee's Fourth Congressional District, has been put "On The List."
"Lenda Sherrell has a strong background in accounting and has what it takes to fight for the interests of hardworking Tennesseans who just want a fair shot at achieving the American Dream," said Stephanie Schriock, President of EMILY's List. "Scott DesJarlais has been called the 'biggest hypocrite in Congress,' and the women and families of the Fourth District deserve real leadership, not scandal and distraction. The EMILY's List community--now more than 3 million members strong--is excited to support her strong campaign to become the only Democratic woman in the Tennessee delegation."
Lenda Sherrell grew up in Pleasant Hill, TN, a small community on the Cumberland Plateau. She was raised by her mother, who worked as a schoolteacher and a bookmobile librarian, and her father, who was a rural letter carrier. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a B.S. in Business Education, she completed post graduate courses at UT Chattanooga and became a Certified Public Accountant. She has worked as an auditor with an international accounting firm specializing in nonprofit healthcare and educational institutions and as a controller for an independent school. Lenda is married to her childhood sweetheart, Jim. They have two adult children, Jimmy and Marci, and four grandchildren.
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