The Nashville Republican Women have been continuously active since 1949.
We have logged thousands and thousands of hours participating in campaigns, supported Republican candidates and helped build the Republican party. From stuffing envelopes, making phone calls, knocking on doors, establishing and maintaining headquarters, and greeting voters at the polls, to serving in leadership positions at the national, state and local levels, we have supported our candidates. Several of our members have run for various offices.
     It’s not all about politics.  For the past 13 years, we have provided toys (and sometimes warm coats) to the Children of Tennessee Soldiers and the Fisher House at Fort Campbell has twice been the recipient of generous donations from NRW,  (The Fisher House provides military families with housing close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury).

We hope you will join us.




December NRW Luncheon
17th Annual Toy Drive benefiting the Tennessee Army National Guard
and Reserve Units
WEDNESDAY, December 8, 2021, 2021
Registration and Coffee – 10:30 a.m.
Program begins at 11:00 a.m.
Hillwood Country Club
6201 Hickory Valley Road, 37205

Guest Speaker
Former Tennessee Speaker of the House
Beth Harwell

BETH HALTEMAN HARWELL was born in Norristown, Pennsylvania and moved to Nashville in 1974 to attend David Lipscomb University where she earned a Bachelor’s degree.  She received her M.S. from Peabody College, and continued her graduate studies receiving a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University in 1982.  After working as a research analyst for the State Board of Regents and the University of Tennessee Center for Labor Management she became an associate professor at Belmont University.

Beth began her political career in 1988 as a Republican member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, representing District 56 from 1988 to 2018.  She served as a Republican Minority Whip and Commerce Committee Chair before being elected to the Speakership.  Following the 2010 elections she was elected in 2011 by her colleagues in the Tennessee House to serve as Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, the first woman to be elected to that office.   She served as speaker of the House from 2011 to 2018.  Since that time she has spent her time working for private companies and teaching at Middle Tennessee State University.

In January 2020 President Trump nominated former Speaker Harwell to the Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors.  The TVA Board of Directors is composed of nine members who are nominated by the President. She serves a five year term.

A longtime member of Nashville Republican Women, Beth has actively supported Nashville Republican Women and the Tennessee Federation of Republican Women through her promotion and encouragement of women in politics.  Her leadership in the Tennessee Republican Party helped turn Tennessee into a Red State and through her continued support will keep it Red.

Beth is married to Sam Harwell and they have three children, Allie, Sam, and Tucker.