Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; October 9, 2013:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 9, 2013) – The House Democratic Caucus wishes to congratulate Raumesh Akbari on her victory in the House District 91 Democratic Primary.
“Raumesh Akbari will be a great addition to the House Democratic Caucus later this year,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner. “We are confident that she will win the general election in November and will be a great asset to our caucus going forward.”
Raumesh Akbari led a field of seven candidates in the primary to replace the late Rep. Lois DeBerry, winning with 502 out of 1812 votes cast. The general election will be held on November 21 against one Independent candidate and no Republicans.
“On behalf of our Caucus I congratulate Ms. Akbari on her decisive win last night,” said House Democratic Leader Craig Fitzhugh. “I know that she will represent us well in the General Election next month. We look forward to having her join the House Democrats in Nashville to continue our fight for jobs, education and people.”