Kris Murphy
Kris MurphyActing Executive Director
Kris Murphy is Acting Executive Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Born into a very political family, Kris started campaigning at the age of one for his father’s state representative campaigns. Since then, he has worked on a number of campaigns and consulted for labor unions and progressive organizations across Tennessee. Kris directs the TN Rising Candidate Support and Get-Out-The-Vote (GOTV) program.

Office: (615) 327-9779

Maria BrewerDirector of Party Affairs
Maria Brewer is the Director of Party Affairs for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Maria served as the Statewide Resource Coordinator for the Tennessee Democratic County Chairs Association from 2013-2014, when she became Political Director for Lenda Sherrell for Congress. She began her political activism in Sumner County as a volunteer for Harold Ford, then as office manager for the impromptu Obama headquarters there in 2008, was elected Chair of the Sumner County Democratic Party in 2009 and Secretary of the TDCCA in 2011. She has worked on Democratic campaigns in the 6th and 4th Congressional Districts, in addition to running for State Senate in 2012.

Office: (615) 327-9779

Evan Latt
Evan LattPolitical Director
Evan Latt is the Political Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party. A Nashville native, Evan has also worked for Stones Phones and as a political consultant.

Office: (615) 327-9779

Sandra Sepulveda
Sandra SepulvedaOperations Director & Finance Administrator
Sandra Sepulveda is the Office Manager for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Sandra is a 2015 graduate of Trevecca Nazarene University with a degree in History and Political Science with a minor in psychology. She was born in Riverside, CA, but has lived in Nashville most of her life. Sandra was an intern on Mary Mancini’s State Senate campaign. She has also been a member of FUTURO and the TLACC.
Office: 615-327-9779
Emily Cupples
Emily CupplesCommunications Director
Emily Cupples is the Communications Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Coming from Memphis, Emily spent 5 years as a founding team member of the Memphis branding campaign, Choose901 and was the founding director of its sister campaign, Teach901. She also worked on several local and state political campaigns including Tami Sawyer’s breakthrough County Commission Race. Cupples is the Director of Communications for the Memphis Women’s March, was named to the Memphis Chamber Young Memphian 2018, and received a national Education Pioneers fellowship. Emily works closely with individual county parties, elected officials, current candidates, Democrats, and the media to project the message of Tennessee’s Democratic Party on all fronts.
Julio Salazar
Julio SalazarData Administrator
Julio Salazar is the Data Administrator for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Originally from Morristown, Julio spent the 2020 Democratic primary as a Field Organizer on the Pete for America – Iowa Team. He has also volunteered on various local and state-wide campaigns in Tennessee, on the Pete Buttigieg mayoral reelection and DNC chair run, and served on the Executive Board of the Hamblen County Democratic Party. He also studied as a student teacher in Metro Nashville Public Schools while receiving his M.Ed. from Vanderbilt University – Peabody College, following his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Notre Dame. Julio uses data alongside individual county parties, elected officials, current candidates, Democrats, and the DNC to ensure efficiency in voter contact and turnout.
Kendra Lee
Kendra LeeVoter Protection Director
Kendra Lee is the Voter Protection Director for the Tennessee Democratic Party. Originally from Memphis, Kendra attended Spelman College for undergraduate followed by the University of Dayton for law school. After law school, Kendra served as a regional voter protection director for the Tennessee Democratic Party in 2018 and a district organizer for the Elizabeth Warren for President campaign in 2019 and 2020. Most recently, Kendra has accepted a redistricting fellowship from the Memphis A. Philip Randolph Institute.