Ashley Judd selected as Tenn. Democratic delegate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Democratic leaders in a Tennessee county are sending actress Ashley Judd as a delegate to the party's national convention in September.

Judd is one of three delegates selected from Williamson County to serve in at-large positions at the convention. Judd has been outspoken on a variety of humanitarian and social justice issues and has supported local Democratic candidates in the past. The Kentucky native is the daughter of country singer Naomi Judd.

The Tennessean reports that joining Judd as delegates will be Vilma Cueva, the first Hispanic American delegate out of the county, and Gerard Stranch of Franklin.

Todd Sharp, a county Democrat, said the selection of these delegates represents the party's respect for women and Hispanics. .


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