Press release from the Tennessee House Democratic Caucus; February 12, 2015:
State Representative Brenda Gilmore has been elected Chairman of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators. Representative Gilmore is serving her fifth term in the Tennessee House representing District 54 in Davidson County. Prior to that, she spent 8 years on the Nashville Metro Council. Gilmore says, “It is a great honor to be elected Chair of this historic body that has worked tirelessly for Tennesseans. “ Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Stewart noted Gilmore’s own tireless leadership in all her endeavors. Chairman Stewart said, “Representative Gilmore has brought a great deal of drive and energy to the State House and I believe that she will bring that same focus to the leadership of the Tennessee Black Caucus”.
Representative Gilmore serves on the House Business and Utilities Committee, the House Finance Ways and Means Committee, the House Business and Utilities Subcommittee and the Joint Fiscal Review Committee. She was also previously Vice-Chair of the Tennessee Black Caucus. Nationally, she serves as State Director for Women in Government, Executive Committee of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators (NBCSL) and Chair-elect of the Women’s Network, National Caucus of State Legislators (NCSL) and Executive Board of National Caucus of Environmental Legislators. Additionally, she has worked with the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, the Nashville Women Political Caucus and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.
On the personal side, Gilmore is a proud graduate of Tennessee State University and received a Master of Human Resource Development degree from Vanderbilt University. She is married with one child and is a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church.