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Endorsement Alert!

Washington DC. (March 8, 2024) – Today, Democrats Serve, a national organization supporting Democrats with public service backgrounds, announced the endorsement of Derek’s State House of Representatives bid in Tennessee's 41st District.

Democrats Serve’s executive director, Brett Broesder, stated that Hawn’s public service experience as a critical care paramedic and firefighter makes him an excellent example of someone who can excel as a candidate and policymaker.

"Public service isn't just a job for Derek Hawn; it's his way of life," said Broesder.

Derek noted that he’s thrilled to receive Democrats Serve’s support.

“I'm extremely grateful for the endorsement from Democrats Serve. Their support is a testament to our shared belief in the power of public service to make a difference. As a critical care paramedic and firefighter, I've dedicated my life to helping others in their most critical times. Now, I'm ready to take that commitment to Tennessee's State House. This endorsement is more than just a vote of confidence—it's a call to action that I am ready to answer for the people of the 41st District." said Hawn. 

Tennessee 41st House District serves Overton, Morgan, and parts of Anderson, Fentress, and Roane. 

For the 2024 elections, the group has made endorsements nationwide, including: U.S. Senate Candidates: Angela Alsobrooks (MD) and Lisa Blunt Rochester (DE); Incumbent House Democrats: Yadira Caraveo (CO-03), Jasmine Crockett (TX-30), and Val Foushee (NC-04);  U.S. House Candidates: Sabrina Bousbar (FL-13), Gil Cisneros (CA-31), Sam Eppler (TX-24), Adam Gray (CA-13), Ron Harris (MN-03), Sam Liccardo (CA-16), Michelle Maldonado (VA-10), John Mannion (NY-22), Dave Min (CA-47), Jessica Morse (CA-03), Josh Riley (NY-19), Kristen McDoanld Rivet (MI-08), Mike Rogers (MD-03), Will Rollins (CA-41), Rudy Salas (CA-22), Briana Sewell (VA-07), Missy Cotter Smasal (VA-02), Derek Tran (CA-45), and Tony Vargas (NE-02);  Board of Commissioners Candidate: Wesley Whelss (Franklin County, NC); and County Commission Candidate: Hunter Cain (Clark County, NV). 

Democrats Serve’s overall national effort consists of recruiting, training, and supporting Democrats with backgrounds serving communities in government, including educators, police officers, firefighters, first responders, social workers, judges, prosecutors, public defenders, public health nurses, and more.

About Democrats Serve

Democrats Serve is a hybrid political action committee (PAC) that helps public service Democrats run for office and win. The group recruits, trains, and financially supports Democrats running for office at the federal, state, and local levels. Learn more at

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