Interview With Amanda Bradley

Q1. Name & role

A1. Amanda Bradley, District 12 co-chair

Q2. When & why did you become involved with the WCDP?

A2. I got involved with the WCDP 2 years ago at the last re-org. I knew I was ready to stop complaining and start helping to make changes in my community. I didn't know at all what that would look like. As it turned out, my district needed a new co-chair and I needed a place to plug in.

Q3. What are the responsibilities of your role? If you were describing it for a volunteer so they know what to expect if they step up, what would you tell them?

A3. Ideally, a District co-chair is intentional about meeting people in their district, helping them get involved, and serving as a local point of contact for the county party. Your friends and neighbors should know who you are, and be able to go to you with questions about early voting, who the candidates are, and how to get involved with the WCDP.

Q4. What is your day job/other volunteer work/family responsibilities, to give folks a sense of time management?

A4. I'm a lawyer at Hartzog & Silva, PLLC in Franklin. I practice in the areas of family law, conservatorships, probate and estate planning. I'm a single mom to one teenaged son, and two rescue mutts. I serve on the board of a local nonprofit Educare, and volunteer for the N.O.O.K, which stands for the Needs of Our Kids, which is a local nonprofit that works with our local schools to provide basic food and clothing needs.

Q5. How much time per week do you spend helping the WCDP? Are there any issues balancing responsibilities that we could work on as an organization?

A5. It really varies. You can be as involved as you want to be because there's always something to do. There are always calls to make, emails to send, and events to help run. During election season, I tried to make a point to do one hour a week volunteering for the WCDP. Sometimes that meant door knocking, phone banking, or working a tent at an event.

Q6. What do you enjoy most about your role/involvement with the WCDP?

A6. I love the people I have met in my community. Sometimes as a Democrat it can feel lonely, like you are the only non-R on your street. But that isn't true, and it's been refreshing to meet and befriend so many like-minded people.

Q7. What is your vision for the WCDP in the next 2 years?

A7. I've got Zoom fatigue so I hope we are able to get back to having events in person and continue to build our base and get more people regularly donating so we can support our great candidates, and have more volunteers to help get those candidates elected.

Q8. Who is your favorite Democrat or political role model?

A8. State Senator London Lamar out of Memphis was a keynote speaker at a conference I attended last year and she really impressed me. She's vibrant and young, and she is the future of the Democratic party in Tennessee.