Brenda Gilmore

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Brenda Gilmore
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Member of the Tennessee Senate
from the 19th district
Assumed office
January 8, 2019
Preceded by Thelma Harper
Tennessee State Representative District 54
In office
January 9, 2007 – January 8, 2019
Preceded byEdith Taylor Langster
Succeeded byVincent Dixie
Nashville Metro Councilwoman District 1
In office
Personal details
Born (1952-12-09) December 9, 1952 (age 66)
Sumner County, Tennessee
Political partyDemocratic
ResidenceNashville, Tennessee
Alma materTennessee State University
Vanderbilt University

Brenda Gilmore is a Democratic member of the Tennessee Senate, representing the 19th District since 2019.[1]

Education and non-political career[edit]

Brenda Gilmore graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business degree from Tennessee State University in 1984, and with a Master of Human Resource Development degree from Vanderbilt University in 1988, she is also a graduate of the Tennessee Government Executive Institute, the Vanderbilt Leadership Development Forum, and Leadership Nashville. From 1979 to 1987, she worked at the Tennessee Department of General Services, she is the Director of Mail Service at Vanderbilt University and has been director of State Postal Services. She has been a clerk and secretary of Fairfield Baptist Church and a Sunday School teacher.[2]

She served on the Nashville Metro Council from the 1st District from 1993-2003, she was then elected to the Tennessee House. During the 2003-2007 session, she was the chairwoman of the Budget and Finance Committee.

Personal life[edit]

Her daughter, Erica Gilmore, is a member of the Nashville Metro Council from the 19th district.[3]


  1. ^ "Tennessee General Assembly Profile". Tennessee General Assembly.
  2. ^ "Full Biography for Brenda Gilmore". Retrieved September 9, 2007.
  3. ^ Hoans, Vivi (2007-08-26). "Mom, daughter spur each other to public service".