Short’s message centered on what it means to be a Democrat.
“We have a new faith in who we are as a party. We refuse to let someone else define us,” she said.
Quoting President John F. Kennedy, Short said, “Let us direct our attention to our common interests and to the means by which [our] differences can be resolved.
“All Democrats don’t agree on every issue,” Short continued, “and that’s OK. Our commonality lies in our determined goals of helping others and working for fair legislation. When we see a need, something rises up within us and we want to make a difference. When we see obstacles, like voter suppression, we will not silently stand by.
“Even though the challenges we face these days “may seem like Goliath — remember, David won that battle,” Short said.
Short leads 17 counties as the East Tennessee vice president of the Tennessee Federation of Democratic Women. She is president of the JFK Club, Hamilton County Democratic Party board member, and ran for U.S. House of Representatives, 3rd District in 2010.
She received her law degree from Nashville School of Law, is a member of Lawyer’s Association for Women and the Tennessee Bar Association, and serves on the Women Impacting Policy Committee with the Chattanooga Women’s Leadership Institute.