Gilmore, Akbari elected state directors for national group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Reps. Brenda Gilmore of Nashville and Raumesh Akbari of Memphis have been elected to leadership roles with the national organization Women in Government.

The two Democrats were recently sworn in as 2015 state directors with the group.

The Women In Government Foundation Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization of women state legislators that provides leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums and educational resources.

The group is made up of more than 1,700 women who serve in state Legislatures across the country.

For more about Women in Government, visit .