Cassie Chambers elected new vice chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party
The Kentucky Democratic Party announces Cassie Chambers was elected Saturday as the new vice chair of the Kentucky Democratic Party by its State Central Executive Committee.
Chambers is a nonprofit lawyer who advocates for low-income Kentuckians in rural counties throughout the state. A Harvard Law School graduate, Chambers attended Yale University on a scholarship and studied as a Fulbright Scholar in London. Her roots in Owsley County, the poorest county in Kentucky and second in the nation, instilled the importance of hard work, the importance of family and giving back to the community.
“I’m honored and excited to serve the Democratic Party in this capacity. I’ve seen firsthand the way that Democratic policies can positively impact lives,” Chambers said. “My work as a public interest lawyer with low-income Kentuckians has shown me how hard many Kentucky families are working to make ends meet. It matters more than ever that we have a strong party and elect Democratic leaders who can advance policies that work for all Kentuckians.”
Chambers will be a vital addition to the continuing energy and momentum behind the new Kentucky Democratic Party. With a historical number of candidates ready to break the Republican majority’s hold on the state, Chambers brings the professional insight and rural experience needed for Kentucky’s own blue wave in the 2018 midterm elections.
Living and working in northern, eastern Kentucky and now Louisville, Chambers has the diverse perspective needed to work meaningfully alongside Democrats with the challenges they face in all regions of the state.
“I’m extremely excited to have Cassie Chambers elected to be the new vice chair here at the Kentucky Democratic Party,” Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Ben Self said. “Her dedication to everyday Kentuckians is exactly what we need more of in politics. I know that her experience will immediately benefit the record number of Democrats running throughout the state.”
Chambers replaces former Vice Chair Neville Blakemore who served during 2016–2017.