GOPAC names Green one of ‘Emerging Leaders’


Tennessee State Sen. Mark Green. has been named one of the nation’s 21 “Emerging Leaders” for 2013 by GOPAC, the Republican Party’s education and training center.

“Once again, this year’s ‘Emerging Leaders’ represent the brightest up-and-coming leaders from states across the country,” said GOPAC Chairman Frank Donatelli in making the announcement. …

A former Army Ranger Medic and Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, Green has just completed his first session in the Tennessee Senate, during which he secured more than $800,000 in funding for the 22d District and successfully spearheaded legislation to create an exemption in the statute of limitations on rape and other violent crimes where law enforcement is able to identify the perpetrator by the individual’s DNA profile. Green also wrote and passed legislation increasing the penalties for assault on law enforcement, paramedics, firefighters and healthcare workers.

When Hemlock Semiconductor in Clarksville announced the layoff of 300 manufacturing workers earlier this year, Green launched an innovative program that uses the Internet to help match up local unemployed workers with available jobs throughout the community.