Memphian Drew Daniel Elected to Lead Tennessee Young Republicans

The Tennessee Young Republican Federation, Inc. has elected new officers to lead the organization at its biennial Convention held in Knoxville on Sept. 10. The Convention elected Drew Daniel as the Federation’s new Chairman who will serve for the next two years in that capacity.


Daniel, age 30, of Memphis, has been active in Republican politics for years. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Memphis. Daniel is employed as an accountant in the Shelby County Trustee’s office. He served as Chairman of the Shelby County Young Republicans for 2003-04. Drew is involved in MPACT Memphis, the Normal Station Neighborhood Association, the Greater Mid-South Jaycees, and an active member of HighPoint Church. He is the first Shelby Countian to hold this position since Paul Stanley served in the late 90’s.

Additionally, the following officers were elected at the Convention:

Vice-Chairman: Justin Pitt (Williamson County)
Secretary: Don Johnson (Shelby County)
Assistant Secretary: Kimberly Pitt (Williamson County)
Treasurer: Reuben Watkins (Bledsoe County)
General Counsel: Justin Joy (Shelby County)
East Tennessee Director: Clint Kirk (Knox County)
Middle Tennessee Director: Kevin Douglas (Williamson County)
West Tennessee Director: Robyn Crawford (Shelby County)
National Committeeman: Darrin Kirkus (Putnam County)
National Committeewoman: Stephanie Hundley (Knox County)
Immediate Past Chair: Mark Green (Williamson County)

The Tennessee Young Republican Federation, Inc. unites twenty county Young Republican clubs with hundreds of members across the state. It maintains a long and historic tradition of recruiting, connecting, and training the future leaders of the Republican Party and our state. The age definition for Young Republican is 18-40. It is chartered nationally with the Young Republican National Federation and affiliated with the Tennessee Republican Party. Several members of the state legislature, as well as former Governor Don Sundquist, have served as Chairmen of the TYRF in the past.