Gloria Johnson, a Democrat representing Knoxville’s District 13, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, June 24, meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Women’s Club. The group will meet at 6 p.m. at The Other One, a deli at 178 Randolph Road in Grove Center, Oak Ridge.
Johnson, who served previously in the state legislature from Jan. 2013 to Jan. 2015, won a hotly contested race against incumbent state Rep. Eddie Smith last November and took her seat in January.
She is a retired Knox County school teacher with 27 years of experience educating special needs children. Johnson is a strong advocate for public education and affordable health care as she works to give children, working families, seniors and teachers a voice in the legislature. The legislator has served as a board member for Emerge Tennessee and Tennessee Women’s Political Caucus. She also served as the chair of the Knox County Democratic Party and was active in Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. No reservations for the meeting are necessary. Those attending may order dinner from the menu. For more information, email Ann Mostoller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mary Matheny at (865) 483-8937.